Faculty & Staff: Amber Garbe

Amber Garbe Assistant Professor
462 CPS


  • Ed.D. Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Edgewood College, Madison, Wis., 2012.
    Dissertation: "Teachers’ Perceptions of Online Professional Development in the Area of Literacy”
  • M.S.E. in Elementary Education, emphasis in reading – University Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2008.
  • B.S. in Elementary Education and Spanish –University Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2004.


Amber taught in the Stevens Point Area Public School District for 10 years in a variety of roles, classroom teacher, ELL Teacher, Reading Teacher and Reading Coach.  edicated to creating systems that support all students, she worked as the Literacy Coordinator for the Mosinee School District for five years. 


  • EDUC 309 - Methods/Materials for Teaching Reading II
  • EDUC 310 - Materials/Methods for Teaching Language Arts
  • EDUC 386 - Literacy in the Secondary School
  • EDUC 715 - Application and Analysis of Reading Instruction
  • EDUC 718 - Core Components of Teaching Reading

Areas of Research

  • Online professional development
  • Co-teaching/Co-Planning
  • Culturally-Relevant Texts
  • Book Access

Awards and Service