Faculty Profile

Michele Fortes

Lecturer / Supervisor of Teacher Education Emeritus

Portrait of Michele Fortes

Research Interests

Second language reading and literacy development; best practices for preparing preservice and inservice teachers to work with English learners; preservice teachers and the role of reflection in their growth as teachers; preservice teachers and pedagogy that furthers their thinking about issues of diversity; high school reform/restructuring.


Ph.D., Education: Language and Literacy – University of California, Davis – 2001

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards. 2002.
  • Title VII Fellow. University of California, Davis. 1997-2000.
  • Division of Education Fellowship. 1996-1997.
  • Teacher Education Fellow. University of California, Davis. 1996-1997.
  • Mentor Teacher. Porterville Public Schools. 1995-1996, 1989-1990.
  • Bilingual Teacher of the Year Honoree and District Bilingual Teacher of the Year. California Association of Bilingual Education. 1991.

Current Activities and Service

  • Undergraduate Program Instruction Review Committee. University of California, Davis. 2005.
  • PACT Scoring Training or Trainers. Northern California. 2005.
  • PACT Scoring Training, Outside scorers and CSUS faculty. 2005.
  • PACT Benchmarking. 2006.

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