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Faculty and Staff

Rachelle Curcio

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor for Elementary Education
Department: Instruction and Teacher Education
College of Education
E-mail: curciora@mailbox.sc.edu
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Rachelle Curcio

Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education, University of Florida, 2017

M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Specialization in Reading, University of Florida, 1996

B.A. in Elementary Education, University of Florida, 1995

Biography

Rachelle Curcio teaches undergraduate courses and supervises clinical experiences in the USC-Columbia and Palmetto College elementary education programs. Prior to earning her doctorate and joining the faculty at USC, Rachelle served as an elementary classroom teacher, primary literacy specialist, district resource teacher for school improvement and accountability, and an elementary assistant principal. 

Research/Areas of Expertise

Rachelle’s research interests and areas of expertise are grounded in an inquiry stance and focus on preparing teacher candidates for diverse 21st century classrooms. Her research and expertise address the supervision of clinical experiences, mentoring and coaching, the cultivation of a critical reflective stance, teacher leadership, and teacher preparation for social justice.