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PhD, University of Maryland
Associate Professor
Elementary Education PK-6

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Groth

Phone: (703) 993-2139
Fax: (703) 993-2013

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1801
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B3
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dr. Groth is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education. She joined the faculty in January 2000 as a member of the Elementary Education and Literacy Program areas. In addition to teaching literacy courses, Dr. Groth is the University Facilitator for the Professional Development School at Annandale Terrace Elementary.

Research Interests

  • Young children's narrative competence
  • Early literacy instruction
  • Comprehensive literacy programs

Recent Publications

  • Fields, M.V., Groth, L.A., Spangler, K. (2004). Let's Begin Reading Right, 5th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.