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About Maria Horton

Maria Horton is pursuing an Ed.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies at UVM. Her area of interest is how we can address socio-economic and mental health issues in schools to ensure educational access for students who live in poverty or have experienced trauma. She has over 13 years of elementary teaching and administrative experience, working with students from Pre-Kindergarten through college. She is the interim principal at Champlain Elementary School in Burlington. She holds an MBA from UVM, an M.Ed. with a focus on technology from St. Michael’s, and a BA in Psychology, also from UVM.

Writing Literature Reviews

Recently, I was working on a literature review, and it felt like it was making little progress over a long time. Writing lit reviews is not new to me; I have done many, in addition to innumerable research papers. Why should it take so much time? I decided to review my process and speak to classmates in the program, both in my cohort and those who are further along than I, to get ideas. Continue reading