D. J. Henry is a veteran teacher with over 20 years of community college classroom experience. Currently, she a full time Associate Professor of English with Daytona Beach Community College, where she has taught since 1995. In addition, she serves as the Curriculum Revision Director for the colleges Academic Success Center, a federally funded professional development initiative designed to infuse teaching and learning with sound pedagogies and technological supports. Mrs. Henry has extensive experience in the standardized testing of literacy competencies. She has worked with State of Florida since1982 as an item writer, rubric writer, and reader for the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) and the State Developmental Reading Exit Exam. She has also served as a reader for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) for over 15 years. Mrs. Henry has several prior publications, including Thinking Through the Test, Longman, a study guide for the State Developmental Reading Exit Exam in Florida. She has also published innovations in authentic assessments that utilize student portfolio pedagogies. Currently, in the pursuit of globalizing literacy skills, Ms. Henry serves as assistant to the Chair of the Eastern European Committee of the Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) organization.
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