Enrique Puig, Ed.D.


Morgridge International Reading Center

Office: MIRC 207

Phone: 407-823-4247


Professional Summary

Enrique A. Puig has over 36 years of experience in education with experiences varying from K-12 classroom teaching, literacy coaching, to Reading Recovery®. He has been recognized as a Title I Distinguished Educator by the Florida Department of Education and worked as an education consultant for numerous school districts from Washington to the U.S. Virgin Islands and major publishing companies. He has presented on various aspects of K-12 literacy acquisition and instruction at state, regional, national and international conferences (New Zealand, England, Ireland, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, Canada, Austria, Spain, and Scotland). Currently, Enrique is the director of the UCF Morgridge International Reading Center. He teaches undergraduate and graduate K-12 Content Area Reading and Diagnostic Reading courses in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida. He is co-author of The Literacy Coach: Guiding in the Right Direction, 2 ed. (Allyn & Bacon/ Pearson), The Literacy Leadership Team: Sustaining and Expanding Success (Allyn & Bacon/ Pearson) and author of Guided Reading and Spanish-speaking Children (Scholastic). He is currently the program subcommittee chair for the literacy coaching strand of the Reading Recovery and Literacy K-6 2017 conference and President-Elect for the Florida Reading Association.


Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Central Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Literacy acquisition and instruction
  • Literacy coaching
  • Diagnostic reading

Research Interests

  • Adolescent literacy intervention
  • Zone of Mesial Development
  • Zone of Distal Development

Professional Organizations

  • Reading Recovery Council of North America
  • International Literacy Association
  • Florida Reading Association
  • Florida Literacy Coaches Association
  • Central Florida Literacy Council
  • Literacy Research Associates
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Florida Council of Language Arts Supervisors
  • United Kingdom Literacy Association
  • Florida Alliance for Arts Education
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