Cindy Cupp, Ed. D.

9 Broomsedge Lane ¨ Savannah, Georgia  31411


Qualification Summary

·        Highly skilled in analyzing and understanding complex concepts and principles, with the ability to concisely communicate those concepts and principles to others with ease and clarity.

·        Offering experience and achievements in developing and administering educational programs and policies, sales/marketing strategies,  in-service training and presentations, educational consulting, public speaking/presentations and working with at-risk students.

·        Honored as National Teacher of the Year (1997) by National Right to Read Foundation.

·        Honored to receive Georgia’s Reading Leadership Award from the Georgia Reading Council (2000)

·        Strengths include excellent organizational, time management, leadership, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.  Highly motivated, self-starter, with team-player abilities.

·        Director of Curriculum and Reading for Georgia Department of Education (1997-1999)

·        Administrator of Georgia’s Reading First Program – implemented as a result of the Reading First initiative; funded at $13 million by General Assembly (1999).

·        Speaker before Georgia School Board Association Annual Conference (1997).

·        Reading consultant and author of numerous educational stories and publications including Dr. Cupp Readers and Ten Minute Phonics Programs.

·        Commended by Representative DuBose Porter for speaking at Policy Makers Institute Conference (1997).



University of Georgia, Athens

Ed. D., Education Administration (1990)



Georgia Southwestern College, Americus

Ed. S., Reading Specialist  (1987)



Georgia State University, Atlanta

M. Ed., Reading Specialist  (1972)



Georgia State University, Atlanta

Bachelor of Science, Early Elementary Education (1970)




L7 Administration and Supervision (Doctoral level)

L7 Instructional Supervision, Reading(Doctoral level)

T7 Reading Specialist (K-12) (Doctoral level)

T7 Early Childhood Education (Doctoral level)

Georgia State Validator for Innovative Projects


















Cupp Publishers, Inc. (12/00-Current)

·        President of Cupp Publishers, Inc. – Publishing company of educational material

Private Educational Consultant - (12/99-12/00)

·        Started private consulting firm – Cindy Cupp and Associates, Inc.








Georgia Department of Education – Retired with 30 years of service

Director of Curriculum and Reading (7/97-11/99)

·        Developed, wrote and received legislative funding for the Reading First project. Reading First added phonics instruction into reading curriculum. Funding is now at $13,000,000.  Reading First is now being used in 60% or 600 elementary schools in Georgia.

·        Supervise, train and coordinate staff of 27 Consultants, 7 secretaries

·        Applied leadership skills to administer curriculum and reading programs for all subjects for 1,390,341 students in Georgia in 1,843 schools.

·        Provided motivational inservice training to approximately 12,000 teachers and principals.

·        Managed contact with the media, legislators, Governor’s office, school superintendents.

Special Reading Project Director (1996-1997)



Newton County

Curriculum Director (1993-1996)



Griffin RESA

Reading Consultant (1989-1993)



Hampton Elementary School, Henry County, Grades K-5.

Reading Specialist and Math Teacher – Chapter I (1988-1989)



Perry High School, Houston County, Grades 9-12.

Basic Skills Test Teacher – Reading, English Department (1987-1988)



Peach County, Grades 1-8

Reading Specialist/Classroom Teacher (1974-1987)

Taught Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies



Northside Elementary School, Spalding County, Grades 1-4.

Reading Specialist/Reading Coordinator (1973-1974)



Terry Mill Elementary School, DeKalb County

Reading Specialist/Reading (1971-1973)

Second Grade Classroom Teacher (1970-1971)




Fayette County


·         Trained adults to work with students in the after-school program. (1990-1996)

·        Taught adult illiterates (1971-1996)

·        Trained adults to tutor illiterates at Griffin Tech. (1989-1993)




Mercer University

Adjunct Faculty (1988-1993)

·        Taught Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School.

·        Children’s Literature in the Elementary School.


Publications, Innovative Projects, and Awards

The Reading Teacher

·        Literacy Vignette: “Creating Masterpieces in the Mind, Reading Aloud and Walt” (1993)

·        Literacy Vignette: “The Day 10-Year-Old Otis Drove His First (and, We Hope, Last) Car” (1992)

·        Literacy vignette: “A Real Prince Meets Cinderella” (1992)



Adopt-A-Reader Club (A.R.C.)  (1992)

·        Originated and developed this innovative project to train paraprofessionals to teach reading

·        Piloted in 5 Georgia counties.

·        Under consideration for National Diffusion Network.








Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervision



Phi Delta Kappa



International Reading Association (1970-Present)



Georgia Reading Association (1970-Present)



Georgia Council of Reading Professors



Excellent personal and professional references will be provided on request.