Dr. Althea Woodruff provides support to Texas state-level partners, districts, and schools through the Building RTI Capacity for Implementation in Texas Schools project at UT Austin’s Meadows Center and occasionally lectures at the University. She is also the lead author on Texas's Literacy Achievement Academies, K-3, and Reading to Learn Academies, 4-5 (2016-17). Prior to this work, Dr. Woodruff was the reading specialist and English/language arts coordinator for Del Valle ISD.
Before her work as a district administrator, Dr. Woodruff was a project director, researcher, and instructor at the University of Texas at Austin. At the University’s Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts, she directed the Texas Reading First project and worked on several research projects related to reading instruction and interventions and professional development with teachers, including a project examining the implementation of a 3-Tier Model in reading for K-3 students.
Additionally, she provides professional development and technical assistance related to research-based literacy instructional practices, understanding and using data, and response to intervention (RTI) to states, districts, and schools.