Francine F. Guastello, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Fellow, The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Francine F. Guastello’s professional career in teaching spans over 44 years. She was an elementary and junior high teacher for 12 years, an elementary school principal for 16 years, worked as a diagnostician in the St. John’s reading clinic for 15 years, was an adjunct for 8 years teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, and has worked full-time at St. John’s since 1999. Guastello has written 11 programs for her department and one for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has served as chairperson for eight years and served on various school and university committees over the past 17 years. Her interests are photography, painting, and gardening and sports.

Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Curriculum & Instruction, St. John’s University
Professional Diploma, Administration and Supervision, St. John’s University
M.S., Reading Specialist N – 12, St. John’s University
B.S., Elementary Education N – 6, St. John’s University

Teaching Interests

Guastello’s teaching expertise is in the field of diagnostics and developing effective instructional strategies designed to teach children and adults with learning different needs and disabilities. She has advanced training in multi-sensory language learning.

Research Interests

Developing techniques for teaching population of students: ELLs, children and adults with dyslexia and those with mild to severe learning disabilities.