Faculty & Staff

Nancy Espetveidt, MEd

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

MEd, University of Victoria
BEd, University of Alberta

Phone: 403.440.6014
Email: nespetveidt@mtroyal.ca


Nancy has worked as a facilitator and coordinator in out of school programs and she taught in the public school system for 10 years before moving to post-secondary instruction and practicum supervision in ECED. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Language and Literacies Education at the University of Toronto. Nancy’s research interests include anti-bias and decolonizing approaches to education and authentic, playful, multiple literacies instruction through relational practice and program design. Nancy uses the pronouns she/her. 

Areas of Instruction 

  • Learning through Play
  • Child, Families and Communities
  • Fieldwork/Practicum

Areas of Scholarship 

  • Early Literacies
  • Multiliteracies 
  • Social Justice
  • Advocacy

Selected Publications 

Espetveidt, N. (2017). Journey to Indigenization: Language and literacy for all [Unpublished master’s project]. University of Victoria.

Espetveidt, N. (2008). Boxes for water: We can make a difference. Delta K: Journal of the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association, 46 (1), 37-44.

Sterenberg, G., & Espetveidt, N. (2008). A trade book library for K-12 mathematics: A bibliography of children’s literature for teaching and learning mathematics in Alberta elementary and secondary schools (2nd ed.). Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education University of Alberta.

Selected Presentations 

Espetveidt, N. (2020, April 25). Designing a Literacy Rich ECE Environment. Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECE) Essential Pieces Conference. Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. Cancelled due to COVID 19

Espetveidt, N. (2020, March 20-21). Playful Acquisition of Fundamental Literacy Skills. EdFest Hawaii 2020, Waikiki, Hawaii. Cancelled due to COVID 19

Espetveidt, N., & Christensen, S. (2018, May 5). Playing with Literacy: Incorporating Foundational Skills for EAL Students. Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Relevant Community Service

Director at Large, ARCQE