- B.S. in Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1992
M.Ed. in Modified and Comprehensive Special Education, University of Tennessee, 2000
- Reading education
Teacher professional development
Kristi Journey Swafford is an associate project director in the Department of Early Childhood Education. Her areas of interest include reading education, teacher professional development, discourse analysis and reading interventions. Journey has worked as a district literacy coordinator, an intermediate literacy coach, a Reading Recovery teacher leader and a classroom teacher. Additionally, she is a volunteer for the Clinch Valley Literacy Council, an adult education program, in Anderson County, Tenn.