Dr. Eva Kozma is the Senior Literacy Technical Director of USAID- funded Lebanon Quality Instruction Towards Access & Basic Education Improvement (QITABI2) project, implemented by World Learning with a consortium of local and international partners. Dr. Kozma is responsible for overall management, implementation, and oversight of the Grades 1- 6 literacy reading and writing programs in English, Arabic, and French languages. She also oversees the development and dissemination of literacy intervention materials, EGRA, CBA and Universal screening tools and reading benchmarks, teacher training, and coaching modules. Her experience includes leading technical dialogue on Literacy best practices and pedagogy with key stakeholders such as MEHE/ DOPS (Department of Orientation and Guidance) and Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD), providing technical insight on national literacy policies, and implementing interventions in the primary grades classroom. Eva also has extensive expertise in developing and advising on teaching methodologies, including experience mentoring and coaching classrooms to implement successful research-based literacy initiatives. Dr. Kozma contributed and supervised authoring literacy e-content for self-paced and teachers material with SEL integration and formative assessment to support student learning continuity during COVID 19 school disruption. Dr. Kozma worked as a Component 1 Lead under QITABI (2015- 2019) lead by World Learning in Lebanon and contributed in designing and implementing the Early warning System (EWS) for struggling readers and also supervised all literacy material development and literacy activities implementation. She also contributed in analysing and reporting research findings and lessons learned from field studies in collaboration with M&E. Eva is a presenter of research findings from QITABI and QITABI 2 projects from field studies in the CIES prominent yearly conferences. Dr. Kozma earned her master's degree from the American University of Beirut and her PhD in reading attitudes in primary grades from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. She is an award-winning children's books author and loves to read to children and work with them in creative writing workshops.
Expertise: Arabic and English literacy; Arabic as a Second Language (ASL); teacher supervision and coaching; standard-based curriculum; differentiated instruction; formative assessment; understanding by backward design (UbD); educational resources; project- based learning; Reggio Emilia approach; special education; character education; anger management in schools