Denise Enrico is a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Literacy Education Program at the University of Southern Maine. She has been a member of the Center for Inquiry in Literacy, a literacy advisory board for the Maine Department of Education. In this capacity she helped draft the document Building on a Solid Foundations. Along with two colleagues, Dr. Michael O’Donnell and Lara Spear, she conducted a study on reading instruction in Maine’s elementary schools, which was published in the New England Reading Association Journal.
She has participated in several professional presentations at the local, state, and national level. These include MDOE sponsored conferences on comprehension and writing and at the International Reading Association National Convention, a session on using technology in a writing classroom. Her academic interests include writing process in all content areas, comprehension, and designing and managing a literacy classroom.