Literacy Director, Content Advocacy and Design
Miah Daughtery is the literacy director of content advocacy and design at NWEA, where she spends her days figuring out how to get kids more excited about reading and writing. An avid and lifelong reader herself, she routinely reads over 50 books a year on all kinds of topics, so she’s dangerous at cocktail parties. Prior to joining NWEA, she was a classroom reading and English teacher for almost 10 years, a district literacy specialist, the state literacy coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Education, the director of literacy for Achieve, and the executive director of professional learning for Odell Education. She earned her BA in English at the University of Michigan, her MEd in reading at Wayne State University, and her EdD in public policy and educational administration from Vanderbilt’s Peabody School of Education in 2016. She believes literacy is an ethical and social justice issue, and she prides herself on finding books for reluctant readers. When she’s not working, you can find Dr. Daughtery thinking and talking about literacy while in her kitchen baking cookies, during a yoga class, or in the airport catching a flight to a place with a beach.