Dr. Marciniec earned her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction – Reading, and Master of Science in Education – Special Education, from Northern Illinois University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education – Elementary Education and Special Education from the Illinois State University.
Dr. Marciniec’s research and teaching interests focus on literacy instruction for learners who struggle and on assessment of reading. She has taught in regular education classrooms, in special education classrooms in both public and private settings, and has served as a district reading specialist. Dr. Marciniec has worked with school districts to develop district wide curricula and to provide professional development to teachers. She has directed a university Reading Clinic that served the needs of local school districts, offering diagnosis and instruction for readers who struggle. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Dr. Marciniec taught at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and directed the graduate reading program, and taught at Alaska Pacific University where she worked with First Nations students.
She is an active member in the International Literacy Association (ILA), the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA), Kappa Delta PI Honor Society for educators (KDP), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).