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Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher
Immediate Past President
2018–2019

Douglas Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College in California. He has also been an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator.

He is the recipient of the ILA William S. Gray Citation of Merit, an Exemplary Leader Award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE, and a Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award.

Douglas has published numerous articles and books on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design such as Visible Learning for Literacy (Corwin, 2016), Rigorous Reading (Corwin, 2013), and Text Complexity (2nd ed.; International Literacy Association copublished with Corwin, 2016).

He was president of the ILA Board of Directors from 2017 to 2018. Previously, he served on the Board from 2012 to 2015.