Dr. Lori Smith
Dr. Lori Smith has been a Bethel special education teacher, district specialist, and is currently Director of Student Achievement for the Bethel School District. Dr. Smith has worked with the University of Oregon on several reading research studies and provides consultation to schools, districts and state departments of education. Her areas of interest include early reading, adolescent literacy, reading assessment and system performance. Dr. Smith earned her D.Ed. from the University of Oregon College of Education in the area of Educational Leadership. Her dissertation on adolescent literacy focused specifically on the relationship between rate and accuracy in oral reading and reading comprehension.