Janet Dynak
Janet Dynak
Professor/Half Time
B.A. Michigan State University
Ph.D. Michigan State University
M.A. Michigan State University

Areas of Experience

  • mentoring of novice teachers
  • co-teaching
  • secondary content literacy
  • children's literature
  • elementary writing
  • About Janet Dynak

    B.A. Michigan State University, 1968
    M.A. Michigan State University, 1974
    Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1991


    As a teacher educator since 1991, I have had the pleasure of using my K-12 teaching experiences as well as the researched "best practices" of colleagues from around the world to foster a broader understanding of how to teach literacy.  Currently, I am co-teaching an elementary pre-service language arts course at Rose Park Elementary School in Salt Lake School District.   Westminster students work with students and teachers in the classrooms and with students in the after-school program.  On campus, I work with graduate students who are returning to obtain a reading endorsement and secondary pre-service teachers from all content areas to share strategies that will help K-12 students access content.  For several years  I have been co-teaching a May term trip to the Four Corners area where faculty and education/nursing students learn from the elders and children of the Hopi Nation and Navajo Nation.