Mary F. Borba, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Education:

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (2006)
    St. Mary’s College of California
    Research: New Principals as Instructional
    Leaders in Literacy Learning
  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (2001)
    California State University, Stanislaus
    Reading Specialist Credential (2001)
    California State University, Stanislaus
  • Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Certification (1994)
    California State University, Fresno
  • M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction (1984)
    Emphasis: Multilingual and Multicultural Education
    California State University, East Bay
    Research: Effects of Bilingual Education on Oral
  • Language Proficiency in L1 and L2
  • Bilingual Specialist Credential (1980)
    California State University, East Bay
  • California Multiple Subjects Credential (1978)
    California State University, Stanislaus
  • B.A. in Liberal Studies (1975)
    Concentration: Child Development
    California State University, Stanislaus

Mary Borba
Contact Information

Building Location: Demergasso-Bava Hall
See Building #21: Map

Office Location: DBH 336 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-6718

E-mail: mborba@csustan.edu

Honors and Awards:

2015 School Bell Award
California Teachers Association/Stanislaus Service Center Council
2012 The Best of 2011 - Educator of the Year
Portuguese Tribune
2011 Stanislaus State Outstanding Professor Award
2007 Celebrate Literacy Award

Stanislaus Reading Council - International Reading Association

2002 Student Achievement Award - Reading Specialist Program                     

California State University, Stanislaus

1994 Educator of the Year

Portuguese Education Foundation of Central California

Grants:

Faculty Development Mini-Grant (April 2014)
Stanislaus State $500.00

Service Learning Faculty Mini-Grant (January, 2013)
Stanislaus State $750.00

Service Learning Faculty Mini-Grant (December, 2012)
Stanislaus State $750.00

COE Dean's Mini-Grant (February, 2011)
Stanislaus State $500.00

COE Dean's Mini-Grant (February, 2011)
Stanislaus State $250.00

Service Learning Mini-Grant (March, 2011)
Stanislaus State $750.00

President's Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant (January, 2011)
Stanislaus State $2,650.00

Service Learning Mini-Grant (March 2010)
Stanislaus State $750.00

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Grant (November, 2009)
Stanislaus State $400.00

Service Learning Mini-Grant (November, 2008)
Stanislaus State $750.00

College of Education Dean's Mini Grant Award (March, 2008)
Stanislaus State $500.00

Service Learning Mini-Grant (February, 2008)
Stanislaus State, $1,000.00

Faculty Development Mini-Grant Award (November, 2007)
Stanislaus State $750.00

RRCNA Scholarship Award (November, 2007)
Reading Recovery Council of North America $500.00

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant Award (November, 2007)
Stanislaus State $1,500.00

Celebrate Literacy Award (2007)
Stanislaus Reading Council

Service Learning Mini-Grant (December, 2006)
Stanislaus State, $1,000.00

Professional Experience:

Date Position
2009-present Associate Professor of Literacy – Teacher Education
California State University, Stanislaus
2006-2009 Assistant Professor of Literacy - Teacher Education
California State University, Stanislaus
2006-2009 Coordinator of the Multiple Subjects Credential Program
California State University, Stanislaus
2004-2006 P-6 School Principal
Catherine Everett Elementary School
Modesto City Schools
1999-2004 Staff Development Specialist &
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader
Turlock Joint Elementary School District
1994-2004 Adjunct Faculty
Literacy & Early Childhood Education
California State University, Fresno
1995-1999 Adjunct Faculty
Early Childhood Education
Fresno Pacific University
1993-1999 Staff Development Specialist and
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader
Hilmar Unified School District
1985-1993 Teacher: Grades K-2
Hilmar Unified School District
1984-1985 K-6 ESL & Reading Teacher
Turlock Joint Elementary School District
1977-1984 Teacher: Grades K-2
Turlock Joint Elementary School District
1976-1977 Teacher: Grade 6
Gustine Unified School District

Committee Membership:

Coordinator: Multiple Subject Credential Program, 2006-2009
Member: College of Education Executive Committee, 2009-2011
Chair: Curriculum Committee, College of Education, 2009-2011
Chair:  Multiple Subject Credential Program Advisory Committee, 2006-2009
Member:  MSCP Selection and Review Committee, 2008-2011
Chair: MSCP Recruitment and Hiring Committee, 2007-2008
Member: Part-time Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2006-2008
Member: Liberal Studies Advisory Committee, 2006-2009
Member: Teacher Performance Assessment Committee, 2007-2010
Member: Teacher Ed Intern Committee, 2006-2010
Member: Reading Specialist Certificate Advisory Committee, 2006-2011
Member: ad hoc Strategic Plan Committee, 2010
Member: ad hoc MAT Committee, 2010-2011

Professional Organizations:

  • International Reading Association
  • California Reading Association
  • Stanislaus Reading Council
  • Reading Recovery Council of North America
  • National Reading Conference
  • Portuguese Education Foundation of Central California

Publications:

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 106
Chapter:  Learning Lessons on Location, pp 1771-1777
(December 2013)

INTE 2013 Proceedings Book, Volume 2/3 (PDF)
Volume 2/3, pp 35-40
(July 2013)

Creating Multiple Pathways to Powerful Literacy in Challenging Times
Chapter:  Supporting Struggling Emergent Readers
Reading Association of Ireland
(September 2012)

Social Studies Review
"Linking Interactive Writing and Social Studies"
California Council for Social Studies
(Summer, 2011)

The Florida Reading Journal
"Getting It Together: Poetry & Shared Reading"
Florida Reading Association
(Summer, 2011)

Reading Today
"Rotary Club Connects with English Learners:
International Reading Association (IRA)
(February/March 2011)

Instructional Leader
"Reflections from a Principal on English Learners"
Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)
(Winter, 2010-2011)

The Florida Reading Journal
"Rediscovering Interactive Writing"
Florida Reading Association
(Winter, 2010-2011)

Instructional Leader
"Transitioning into Kindergarten"
Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association Journal (TEPSA)
(January, 2010)

The California Reader
"Shared Reading: A Bridge to Literacy Through Informational Text"
(Fall, 2009)

7, 8, 9 Poetry, Song, & Rhyme: Listening, Language & Learning
"Getting It Together: Poetry & Shared Reading"
California Reading Association Publication (CRA)
(Fall, 2009)

Leadership
Association of California School Administrators
“What’s Teaching Got to Do With It?”
(May/June, 2009)

The Principal
"From Teacher to Administrator: What Does It Take?"
(May/June, 2009)

The Kappan
"Caring Closes the Language-Learning Gap"
Phi Delta Kappan
(May, 2009)

Turlock Living: Connecting the Community
"Preparing Future Teachers"
(September/October, 2008)

Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association Journal (TEPSA)
"The Five C's of Teaching: What I’ve Learned Along the Way"
(September, 2008)

The Best of the Journal of Reading Recovery – Volume I
"Reading Power in Half an Hour"
Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA)
(Fall, 2008)

4-5-6, Teach it so it Sticks: Motivation, Engagement & Mastery
"The Teaching Triangle for Mastery Learning:
Scaffolding, ZPD, and Essential Literacy Practices"
California Reading Association Publication (CRA)
(Fall, 2008)

Faculty Voices: Sharing Our Philosophies of Teaching – Volume VI
"From Teacher to Administrator: What Does It Take?"
California State University, Stanislaus
(June, 2008)

EdCal
Research You Can Use
"New Principals as Instructional Leaders in Literacy"
(May 19, 2008)

The California Reader
"Magazine Mania in the Middle Grades"
(Spring, 2008)

The Kappan
"Literacy Lessons on Location"

Phi Delta Kappan
(February, 2008)

Social Studies Review
"Rediscovering Shared Reading for Social Studies Instruction"
California Council for the Social Studies
(Fall, 2007)

Faculty Voices: Sharing Our Philosophies of Teaching, Volume V
"Literacy Lessons"
California State University, Stanislaus
(June, 2007)

1-2-3, Parent, Child and Me: Multiple Perspectives on Working with Parents
"Entering the World of the Immigrant Family"
California Reading Association Publication
(Fall, 2007)

The Journal of Reading Recovery
"Building the Literacy Triangle for English Learners"
(Spring, 2004)

The Journal of Reading Recovery
"Reading Power in Half an Hour"
​(Fall, 2002)

School of Education Journal
"Reading Recovery as a Model of Staff Development:
Best Practices for Teacher Development"
California State University, Stanislaus
(December, 1995)

Professional Activities:

  • Turlock Unified School District
    Wakefield Elementary School
    "Guided Reading in Third Grade"
    (January, 2014) 
  • International Conference on New Horizons in Education
    Rome, Italy
    "Learning Lessons on Location"
    (June, 2013) 
  • Merced County Office of Education
    Merced, CA
    "Lesson Planning for Teacher Candidates"
    (March, 2013) 
  • Turlock Unified School District
    Medeiros Elementary School
    "Making It Easy to Learn in K-1"
    (March, 2013) 
  • Turlock Unified School District
    Wakefield Elementary School
    "Guided Reading in Second Grade"
    (March, 2013) 
  • Turlock Unified School District
    Wakefield Elementary School
    "Guided Reading in First Grade"
    (January, 2013) 
  • Turlock Unified School District
    Wakefield Elementary School
    "Power Teaching"
    (October, 2012) 
  • Hilmar Unified School District
    Elim Elementary School
    "Creating Language Learning Opportunities in the Classroom"
    (April, 2012) 
  • Hilmar Unified School District
    Elim Elementary School
    "No Pain, No Gain"
    "Test Prep Tips"
    (February, 2012)
  • 17th European Conference on Reading
    Mons, Belgium
    "Successful Literacy Strategies for Supporting Second Language Learners"
    (July, 2011)
  • University of the Pacific
    Summer Institute
    Modesto, CA
    "Tools for Teaching Content Literacy"
    (June, 2011)
  • Turlock Unified School District
    Cunningham Elementary School
    "Classroom Interventions for Struggling Students"
    (January-February, 2011) 
  • California Reading Association
    Professional Development Institute
    Riverside, CA
    “Closing the Gap for K-1 Readers”
    (October, 2010) 
  • Reading Association of Ireland Conference
    Dublin, Ireland 
    "Supporting Struggling Emergent Readers"
    (October, 2010)
  • National Reading Recovery & K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    "Shared Reading & Informational Text in K-2"
    (February, 2010)
  • California Reading Association
    5th Annual Mini Conference
    Stockton, CA
    "Making It Easy to Learn for K-1 Emergent Readers"
    (February, 2010)
  • California Kindergarten Conference
    Santa Clara, CA
    "Write All About It"
    (January, 2010)
  • Hilmar Unified School District
    Hilmar, CA
    "Revisiting Effective Classroom Literacy Practices"
    (September, 2009)
  • 16th European Conference on Reading
    Braga, Portugal
    "Preparing Future Teachers: One California Experience"
    (July, 2009)
  • Asilomar Regional Reading Conference
    California Reading Association
    Monterey, CA
    "Partnering Up Interactive Writing and Reading in K-3"
    (March, 2009)
  • 13th Annual Transition from Student to Teacher Conference
    California State University, Stanislaus
    "On Becoming a Teacher"
    (March, 2009)
  • 5th Annual Area 5 Mini-Conference
    California Reading Association
    Stockton, CA
    "Building Literacy Connections Through Interactive Writing"
    (March, 2009)
  • Modesto City Schools
    Modesto, CA
    "The Art of Teaching Writing to Young Writers"
    (February, 2009)
  • Stanislaus Reading Council
    Modesto, CA
    "Bridging the Gap with Shared Reading”
    (January, 2009)
  • Dos Palos Unified School District
    “The 5 Ms of Writing”
    (October, 2008)
  • California Reading Association Conference
    Sacramento, CA
    “Getting Ready for Kindergarten”
    (October, 2008)
  • Dos Palos Unified School District
    "Interactive Writing: Sharing the Pen with K-3 Students"
    (August, 2008)
  • Medeiros School
    Turlock Unified School District
    "Strategies for Accelerating Literacy Learning"
    (August, 2008)
  • Medeiros School
    Turlock Unified School District
    "Teaching Reading Through Writing in K-2"
    (August, 2008)
  • International Reading Association Convention (IRA)
    Atlanta, Georgia
    "Magazine Mania in the Middle Grades"
    (May, 2008)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    New York City, New York
    "New Principals as Instructional Leaders in Literacy"
    (March, 2008)
  • CABE 2008 Annual Conference
    San Jose, CA
    "Integrating Theory and Practice in Teacher Preparation"
    (March, 2008)
  • 4th Annual Area 5 Mini Conference
    California Reading Association
    Stockton, CA
    "Reading Strategies to Accelerate Learning"
    (March, 2008)
  • The Council for the Social Studies 47th Annual Conference
    Oakland, CA
    "Integrating Social Studies and Literacy Instruction Through Shared Reading"
    (March, 2008)
  • 12th Annual Transition from Student to Teacher Conference
    California State University, Stanislaus
    Invited Keynote: “The 5 Cs of Teaching: What I’ve Learned Along the Way”
    (February, 2008)
  • National Reading Recovery & K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    "Keeping the Fire Alive for Reading Recovery"
    (February, 2008)
  • California Kindergarten Conference
    Santa Clara, CA
    "Getting It Together: Teaching Content Through Shared Reading"
    (January, 2008)
  • Wilson School
    Modesto City Schools
    “Powering Up Your K-2 Writing Lessons”
    (December, 2007)
  • California Reading Association Conference
    Ontario, CA
    "Magazine Mania in the Middle Grades"
    (November, 2007)
  • Merced Area Reading Association Council
    Merced, CA
    "Interactive Writing: Sharing the Pen With Primary Students”
    (October, 2007)
  • Stanislaus Reading Council
    Modesto, CA
    "Teaching the Standards Through Interactive Writing”
    (October, 2007)
  • Fifth International Conference on Language Teacher Education
    Minneapolis, MN
    “Preparing Teachers to Teach English Learners in English-Only Classrooms”
    (June, 2007)
  • 13th Annual Multicultural Education Conference
    Sacramento, CA
    “Successful Literacy Strategies for English Learners in anAll-English Classroom”
    (March, 2007)
  • CATESOL State Conference
    Fresno, CA
    “Beyond Big Books with Shared Reading”
    (February, 2007)
  • Stanislaus County Office of Education
    Modesto, CA
    “Professional Development on a Shoestring”
    (February, 2007)
  • Stanislaus Reading Council Conference
    Modesto, CA
    “Shared Reading: Is There Life After Big Books?”
    (February, 2007)
  • Sacramento Regional Reading Conference
    “Interactive Writing for K-3”
    (January, 2004
  • Recovery Regional Conference
    Rio Linda, CA
    “Reading Power in Half an Hour”
    (August, 2003)
  • Portland Reading Recovery and Literacy Conference
    Portland, OR
    “Building the Literacy Triangle for English Language Learners”
    (October, 2002)
  • Reading Recovery Council of California
    Western Regional Institute
    San Diego, CA
    “Building the Literacy Triangle for English Language Learners”
    (March, 2002)
  • Reading Recovery Council of California
    Western Regional Institute, Visalia, CA
    “Effective Teaching in the Reading Recovery Lesson”
    (March, 2000)
  • National Training Institute for Teachers of Portuguese
    San Jose, CA
    “Classroom Management Activities to Enhance Language Learning”
    (April, 1999)
  • Luso-American Education Foundation Conference
    Modesto, CA
    “Effective Teaching Techniques for the Bilingual Classroom”
    (March, 1998)
  • National Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Institute
    San Francisco, CA
    “Developing Theory Using Becoming Literate for Teachers in Reading Recovery Training”
    (June, 1997)
  • Luso-American Education Foundation Conference
    Modesto, CA
    “Integrating Music, Poetry, and Literacy
    to Support Oral Language Development in Young Children”
    (March, 1996)
  • 19th Annual Conference on Portuguese-American Education
    Conference Chairperson
    Modesto, CA
    (March, 1995)