Susan Sabella


Clinical Assistant Professor

BS, University of Rhode Island; MEd, Salisbury University

About Susan Sabella

Prior to joining the faculty at PSU, Susan worked in public schools for 27 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy coach.  At PSU, Susan teaches courses in language arts and reading and she also serves as coordinator for early field experiences. Her action research interests include digital literacy and academic vocabulary.


Sabella, S. & Hillger, J. (2018, November). Supporting K-6 Digital Media Competencies. Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, and Technology Conference.

Sweetman, S. & Sabella, S. (2018, April). Reading with a Purpose: Young students learn science and literacy through the Strategic Research Cycle.  Science and Children, v. 55(8).

Sabella, S. (2016, October). “A” is for Animation: Using Animation Production to Deepen Understanding in STEM. MassCue Digital Learning Conference.

Sabella, S. (2016, March). Connecting Next Generation Science Standards and ELA Common Core State Standards. National Science Teachers Association Conference.

Sabella, S. (2015, October). Mission Possible: Technology Integration in the K-2 Classroom. Innovation Powered by Technology Conference.

Sabella, S. (2015, June). 21st Century Literacy Coach: What is in Your Toolkit? International Society for Technology in Education Conference.

Sabella, S. (2014, October). Digital Literacy in Action at the Elementary Level. Innovation Powered by Technology Conference.

Courses Taught

  • Language Arts and Reading
  • Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Teaching in the Content Areas Practicum
  • Foundations of Teaching and Learning Practicum
  • Creating Digital Graphic Novels