Effective teachers make thoughtful, responsive teaching decisions. I help teachers make effective teaching decisions by providing professional development based upon the context and goals of the lesson and the strengths and needs of the individual learners.
With over 23 years of experience in education as a public school teacher, literacy coach, trainer of literacy coaches, and university professor, I believe in empowering teachers with pedagogical content knowledge. My passions for teaching and literacy translate into a professional knowledge focused on the teacher and specifically on teacher decision making in literacy. I publish extensively in peer reviewed literacy journals, present at national and regional conferences, and work with area school districts.
Focus Areas Include:
- Guided Reading
- Shared Reading
- Reading Workshop
- Reading Comprehension
Professional Development Offerings for School Districts Include:
- Full day or multi-day workshops
- Workshop series
- Individual or grade level coaching sessions
- Long-term support of teachers
- Summer professional development