Associate Professor of Education
Program Director of the Master of Education in Literacy Instruction
Phone: ext. 2276
Dr. McCoy is the director of the Master of Education in Literacy Instruction Program and the English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Certification Program. She is an Associate Professor of Education and the faculty advisor to Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Society. As a licensed school supervisor, certified reading specialist, and teacher, Lexis has worked in the capacity of reading specialist, curriculum developer, professional coach, and classroom teacher. She has additionally served as an educational consultant and professional development provider for the Department of Education and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). Lexis completed her doctoral studies at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Her research focuses not only on literacy instruction but on the vital role that positive teacher-student relationships play in student learning. As a change agent in the field, she constantly seeks research-based, innovative practices to share to meet the ever-changing needs of student populations in order to create equitable learning experiences for all children. Lexis’ most influential learning and joy comes from observing her two sons and students as they grow and learn.