Interactive Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Phonics and Word Study, Literacy Stations, Assessment

My 30 years of experience have been focused on literacy, including 10 years as an elementary classroom teacher, and 20 years in staff development and literacy consulting. Since 1997, I have worked with school districts in Texas and across the United States to support various aspects of literacy, with early literacy instruction as a key area of focus. I have a BS in Education and a Reading Specialization from Baylor University, as well as continued training and development in literacy instruction concepts and practices.I have provided customized district and school-based support to help teachers fine-tune their instructional literacy practices. In addition to coaching, I have also facilitated professional learning sessions that include data analysis, collaborative planning, observation and reflection on live demonstration lessons. I believe in solidifying professional learning by linking theory with actual practice.I live in the DFW area with my husband of 30 years. I enjoy trips to Waco to visit my daughter, who is a junior at Baylor University, and spending time in Colorado with my family, hiking and fly-fishing. I also enjoy volunteering at my church as a Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School leader.