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Margaret Rintamaa, Ed.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Success
Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
151F Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-5443

Dr. Rintamaa is an Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Success. Dr. Rintamaa began her career as a science and language arts middle school teacher. She holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.S. in education from the University of Kentucky. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky with an emphasis on mentoring beginning teachers and the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. Since her start at UK in 2006, Dr. Rintamaa has earned awards in teaching and advising, notably the UK Great Teacher Award in 2019, and the Ken Freedman Outstanding Faculty Advisor in 2018. Dr. Rintamaa teaches courses in middle level education and classroom management and discipline. Dr. Rintamaa also serves as the Director of the Bluegrass Writing Project.

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Research categories: Middle Level Education, Literacy Education, Teacher Education