Dave Krupke is a life-long educator. In his 4 decades in education, he has worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools in Iowa, a clinical supervisor at Augustana College & the University of Iowa, an Accommodations Consultant at ACT, and a graduate course instructor for Performance Learning Systems (PLS). During his career, Dave has done more than 150 staff development, seminar, conference and convention presentations, and has had articles published in state, regional, and national newsletters & journals. His most recent publication, entitled “Dave Krupke – What Exactly is Visual Phonics?” was the most frequently cited article for 2008-09 in Communication Disorders Quarterly.
From 1982-2007, Dave was actively involved in the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA), serving on the Schools Committee, as Vice President for Schools, on the development committee for the ISHA web site, as co-founder of the Computer Resources Group & the ISHA Technology Resources Committee, as publisher/editor of the Computer Resource Group Newsletter, and as co-chair of the ISHA Technology Conference (one of the only state speech-language hearing association technology conferences in the US). He was also honored to serve on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Committee on Educational Technology from 1988-1991.
Honors and awards include Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow, a Certificate of Professional Merit from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, the State Volunteer Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AMBUCS Quad Cities Therapist of the Year, an ISHA Service Recognition Award, and Honors of the Association for the Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
In 2003, Dave became a Visual Phonics Resource Specialist & Trainer and is following his passion for helping children with speech, language and literacy skills. In 2007, he founded Sound Principles for Literacy to further his work as a literacy & learning consultant. January, 2009, brought the launch of the Sound Principles for Literacy web site, which has served as a platform for Dave to publish articles on his various interests.
The latest chapter of a career dedicated to teaching opened in August, 2010, when Dave became a Clinical Instructor in the Master of Speech-Language Pathology program at St. Ambrose University. In 2014, he was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor. Since 2013, Dave has partnered with Dr. Jeffrey Knox, Adjunct Professor at St. Ambrose University, in research on professional development trainings and on the effect of See the Sound-Visual Phonics on decoding skills in 1st grade students.