School of Education Curriculum and Instruction

Susan Gapp

Susan Gapp
Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education, School of Education
UED Delzell Education Center 219C
Phone: 605-677-6311
Elementary teacher in K-12 for ten years. For five years worked as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader training teachers and teaching children in Reading Recovery, an intervention for struggling readers. Currently work with pre-service and veteran teachers in the areas of reading instruction and assessment.
Teaching Interests:
Reading Methods and Reading Intervention.
Research Interests:
Reading methods, reading intervention, early literacy, teacher education, diverse learners.
  • EDD, Curriculum and Instruction, The University of South Dakota, 2006
  • MA, Elementary Education, The University of South Dakota, 1999
  • BA, Elementary Education, The University of South Dakota, 1988
  • Cheeseman, G., Gapp, S., (2014), Fifth Grade Voices Integrating Storytelling into Classroom Instruction: A Phenomenological Study, Education Practice and Innovation, vol. 1, iss. 3, pp. 20-34. (DOI: 10.15764?EPI.2014.03004)
  • Newland, L., Chen, H., Coyl-Shepherd, D., Liang, Y., Carr, E., Dykstra, E., Gapp, S., (2013), Parent and Child Perspectives on Mothering and Fathering: The Influence of Ecocultural Niches, Early Child Development and Care, vol. 183, iss. 3-4, pp. 534-552.
  • Cheeseman, G., Gapp, S., (2012), Integrating Storytelling into the Mindset of Prospective Teachers of American Indian Students, Multicultural Education/Caddo Gap Press, vol. 19, iss. 4, pp. 24 -32.
  • Newland, L., Gapp, S., Jacobs, G., Reisetter, M., Syed, D. C., Wu, C., , (2011), Mothers’ Beliefs and Involvement: Links with Preschool Literacy Development, The International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach .
  • Bosse, S., Duncan, K., Gapp, S., Newland, L., (2011), Supporting American Indian students in the transition to postsecondary education, Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, vol. 23, iss. 2, pp. 33-51.
  • Pietrzak, D., Engelking, J., Reed, K., Gapp, S., Bosse, S., (2011), Motivations and Deterrents for Entering the Teaching Field in a Rural State, Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, vol. 4, iss. 2, pp. 18-33.
  • Hovland, M., Gapp, S., Theis, B., (2011), LOOK: Examing the Concept of Learning to Look at Print, Reading Improvement, vol. 48, iss. 3, pp. 128-138.
  • Gapp, S., Zalud, G., Pietrzak, D., (2009), End of Intervention Reading Recoveyr Decisions and Subsequent Achievement, Reading Improvement, vol. 46, iss. 1, pp. 9-18.
  • Gapp, S., Zalud, G., Pietrzak, D., (2008), Can Reading Recovery End of Intervention Status Decision Predict Later Achievement? A South Dakota Study., Journal of Reading Recovery, vol. Spring, pp. 60-65.
Awards and Honors:
  • Belbas- Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, The University of South Dakota