Mary-Kate Sableski, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Mary-Kate Sableski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


  • Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Culture, The Ohio State University
  • M.S.Ed., Literacy, University of Dayton
  • B.S.Ed., Elementary and Special Education, University of Dayton

Professional Activities

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • International Reading Association
  • Literacy Research Association
  • American Library Association
  • Children’s Literature Assembly (NCTE)
  • Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Research Interests

  • Dyslexia
  • Struggling readers
  • Professional development
  • Diversity in children’s literature

Selected Publications

  • Sableski, Mary-Kate (2015). Pondering Diversity. Children & Libraries: the journal of the Association for Library Service to Children. Vo. 13.3 (1542-9806).
  • Richards, S. B., Frank C. L., Sableski M. K., & Arnold, J. M. (2016). Collaboration among professionals, students, families, and communities. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Arnold, J. & Sableski, M. (2016). Consistency and change: becoming a literacy leader in an urban school. Journal of Literacy Practice and Research. 41(2), 54-59.
  • Sableski, M. (2015). Revising, renewing, and reimagining: the development of a dyslexia certificate program. Ohio Journal of Teacher Education. 29(1), 57-68.
  • Sableski, M., Arnold, J. & Adomat, D. (2015). Celebrating the hero in all of us: an interview with Kadir Nelson. Journal of Children’s Literature. 41(2), 46-51.
  • Arnold, J. & Sableski, M. (2015, Fall). The insider perspective: insights on diversity from award-winning diverse authors. Children and Libraries, 12-15.
  • Aziz, S., Arnold, J., & Sableski, M. (2014). Falling through a hole, wearing the hat of imagination and ingenuity: a conversation with Jon Klassen. Journal of Children’s Literature, 40(2), 59-64.
  • Arnold, J. M. & Sableski, M. (2014). Making the match: bringing children and books together through teacher professional learning communities. The Dragon Lode, 32(2), 22-28.
  • Sableski, M. (2009). Scaffolding as an impetus for change when working with struggling readers. Journal of Reading Education, 34(3), 30-7.
  • Sableski, M. (2008). Reading assessment: over the river and through the woods. History of Reading News, 31(2), 1-4.