Student, University Texas, 1963. Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1966. Master of Education, University Maryland, 1974.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1982.
Teacher 7th grade, St. Martin's School, Gaithersburg, Maryland., 1969-1970;
core teacher 7th grade, Thomas Johnson Junior High School, Lanham, Maryland., 1969-1970;
reading specialist, Thomas Johnson Junior High School, Lanham, Maryland., 1970-1977;
helping teacher, instrumental specialist, Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, Maryland., 1977-1983;
elementary instrumental team, Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, Maryland., 1983-1984;
instrumental suppoort team director, Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, Maryland., 1984-1985;
project coord 1992 National Assessment Ednl. Progress in Reading, Council Chief State School Officers, Washington, 1989-1990;
specialist in reading and committee skills, Maryland. State Department Education, Baltimore, 1985-1993;
director curriculum and instrumental improvement program, Council Chief State School Officers, Washington, since 1993.
Adjunct Professor We. Maryland. College, Westminster, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, since 1974. Member of staff New Studies Project, since 1991.
Consultant Silver Burdett & Ginn, since 1991. Primary investigator National Reading Research Center, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1992. Consultant states of Connecticut, North Carolina, Rhode Island.
Member improving studentachievement advisory panel ASCD, Alexandria, Virginia, since 1992.
Basketball and soccer coach Hyattsville (Maryland) Boys and Girls Club. Member folk group St. James Church, Mount Rainier, Maryland, since 1970. Vice president Parent-Teachers Association, Hyattsville Middle School, 1984-1985.
Member International Reading Association (various committees), Maryland International Reading Association (president, vice president council, legislation policy committee, assessment committee, program committee for 1993), National Reading Conference (chair legislation and policy committee), Maryland Association Supervision and Curriculum Development (fall conference chair), Maryland Association Teacher Educators (yearbook and newsletter editor), American Educational Research Association.
Married Bert Walter Kapinus, June 20, 1970. Children: Bret Thomas, Matthew William.