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Education Consultant | Author | Speaker
BIO / ABOUT ME
My career in education spans more than 25 years and varies from being a teacher, staff developer, author, founder and director of a major literacy consulting group, to my current roles as an independent consultant, author and speaker.
Early on it became clear that my passion was to collaborate with leaders in education to develop and achieve engaging and relevant instructional practices, and that has driven me to where I am today.
I have taught in both public and independent schools, as well as at the graduate level, in New York and New Jersey. I also worked as a staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In that capacity, I helped school communities implement exemplary literacy instruction, and presented workshops and courses on the teaching of reading, writing, assessment, and literacy in the content areas. In 2003, I co-founded a literacy consulting group, and began working directly with school leaders, coaches, teachers, and students inside and outside of classrooms.
As an author, I wrote Time for Kids teacher training materials and was a contributor to Write Time for Kids (TCM, 2000). I co-authored The Complete Year in Reading and Writing Grade 2 (Scholastic, 2008). And through Heinemann Publishing, Engaging Every Learner: Classroom Principles, Strategies, and Tools (2015), and Supporting Struggling Learners: 50 Instructional Moves for the Classroom Teacher (2017).
In my current role as a national consultant, I am dedicated to guiding schools and districts to set and realize goals that matter most in their learning communities. And, with every project I undertake, and for every school with which I collaborate, I am guided by holding to my belief that every student has the right and the capacity to learn.
On a personal level, I was born and raised in New York State and currently live in Northern New Jersey with my husband and two beautiful children.
Please, check the blog I co-author with my brilliant colleague and friend, Bev Gallagher, exploring important ideas about teaching and learning…