Deborah Elliott

Assistant Professor of Reading Education
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B.S. in Elementary Education (Appalachian State University)
M.A. in Reading Education (Appalachian State University)

My favorite part about teaching at Johnson: Being able to work in a Christian atmosphere where I can talk about Jesus’ love, pray with students, and build a relationship with them.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Enjoy life whether that is spending time with my husband, being in and on the water, or reading.

In my classes, students can expect to: Understand themselves as readers, and become stronger, more successful students.

My best advice to a new student in my program: Have an open mind and strive to succeed in all aspects of life.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Stronger in their walk with Christ.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: Everyone can become a strong reader; all it takes is understanding who you are as a reader and practice.

A quote that influences how I live is: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”—Francis Chan