I have been a strong advocate of equity in literacy instruction as well as aligning practices with the research- and evidence-base over the last 17 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist , literacy leader and now, consultant. Working with diverse students, families and schools across three continents has allowed my thinking to consistently grow, especially in relation to how literacy learners make their journey from novice to expert as well as the conditions and types of systems that are needed in order to ensure success for all of our kids.
No matter where I have landed, a continued passion has been putting together the pieces of the literacy research puzzle in order to uncover fun, engaging and powerful ways to support all students and across the content areas. Every student deserves to be seen for who they are as an individual and to be given every opportunity to become a confident and skilled learner.
While drawing from the research base to inform practice is incredibly important, developing a strong culture of learning and literacy system in our schools is what ultimately allows us to promote meaningful change and continued growth by triangulating all three. With this triangle in mind, I utilized facets of both implementation and improvement sciences to create a framework that drives literacy consulting projects and allows for deep impact.
I look forward to hearing about your story and literacy journey in order to determine how I can best support you along the way!