Literacy Education

Paula Eppich Boyce M. Ed., CAS, MSLS

Adjunct Faculty
Paula Eppich Boyce M. Ed., CAS, MSLS

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Academic Degrees

  • MLIS, Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • CAS, Literacy Education, University of Southern Maine
  • M.Ed., Special Education, University of Southern Maine
  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Maine


Paula has taught students of all ages and grade levels from Kindergarten to college. She began her career as an elementary teacher, then focused on literacy by teaching in roles such as Title 1 Reading Specialist, district Literacy Specialist, middle school ELA teacher, and currently, as a middle school librarian. She teaches literacy classes at USM for graduate and undergraduate students in both online and face-to-face formats. With two children of her own and hundreds of students she has taught over the years, she knows firsthand the importance of a strong literacy foundation and enthusiastic, positive role models for students. Paula has advocated for and implemented many initiatives promoting books, best practices, and literacy.  She loves sharing her experience and expertise in education with other adults. 


Areas of Expertise

  • Early literacy
  • Adolescent literacy
  • Research skills
  • Online teaching

Research Interests

  • Adolescent literacy
  • Early literacy
  • Online teaching


  • Professional development for teachers in school districts

Professional Activity

  • Lead mentor
  • District library coordinator
  • Book club facilitator
  • Member of Maine Association of School Libraries