National and international literacy and Reading Recovery experts presenting at the Literacy for All Conference in Providence, R.I., November 2–4, 2014
Andrew is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. His most recent books are Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, with Michael Fullan (2012), and The Global Fourth Way: The Quest for Educational Excellence, with Dennis Shirley (2012). His research is on high-performing schools and school systems, and on whole-school changes that benefit students with special educational needs.
Jack is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the Rotten Ralph picture books, collections of Jack Henry short stories, and the Joey Pigza novels for upper elementary and middle-school students. Jack was a professor at Emerson College where he developed the Master's Degree program in Children's Literature, Writing, and Publishing.
Betsy is a Reading Recovery Trainer at Texas Woman's University. She has been involved in Reading Recovery since she trained as a teacher in 1988–89. She enjoys working with the North American Trainer's Group (NATG) and International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization (IRRTO) colleagues on projects which support teachers' professional learning. She was part of a team to develop the Running Record Professional Learning Series DVDs and An Observation Survey DVD, both produced by the Reading Recovery Council of North America.
Paula has been an educator and developmental psychologist for almost 30 years. Training and supporting Reading Recovery professionals is by far the most rewarding job of her career. Her work at New York University involves supporting and training teacher leaders and teachers in New York City and state, New Jersey, Fairfax, Virginia, and southern Pennsylvania.
Nancy was a classroom teacher for many years and recently retired from Southern Connecticut State University where she was Professor of Reading and Graduate Reading Program Coordinator. Nancy is the author of seven books, including her new book with Corwin Press — Focused on Close Reading (2014). Corwin Press is sponsoring Nancy's participation in this year's conference.
Lisa is the co-author, with Katie Wood Ray, of About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers (Heinemann, 2004), and the DVD The Teaching Behind About the Authors (2005). Lisa has been a teacher for 23 years and was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious NCTE Donald H. Graves Award for the Excellence in the Teaching of Writing.
Mary Anne is the director of the Reading-Language Arts Center at the University of Connecticut and director of Connecticut's Reading Recovery Project. Mary Anne has served the Reading Recovery Council of North America as president (1999–2000), executive officer (1998–2001), and chair of the Publications Committee (1994–1999). She is a previous editor-in-chief of The Journal of Reading Recovery. She chairs the Executive Board of the International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization and the Research Committee of the North American Trainers Organization.
Kathleen is the Primary Literacy Collaborative District Trainer for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She has more than 20 years of experience working as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, and most recently, as a Literacy Collaborative Coach in Title I schools. She is co-author, with Suzanne Whaley, of Becoming One Community: Reading and Writing with English Language Learners (Stenhouse, 2004).
Irene directs a comprehensive school reform project at Lesley University. She has been a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, and consultant in school districts across the nation and abroad. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to literacy. Gay Su Pinnell’s work focuses on children’s literacy education and ways to support teachers of reading, writing, and language arts. She has written many articles and received several awards for her work. Irene and Gay have published several books together with Heinemann, including Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading, Grades K–8 (2006); The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK–8, Second Edition: A Guide to Teaching (2010); Literacy Beginnings: A Prekindergarten Handbook (2011); and Genre Study: Teaching With Fiction and Nonfiction Books (2012).
Eva is a Reading Recovery Trainer and an associate professor at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. She serves as Teaching Section editor for The Journal of Reading Recovery.
Mary is the director of the University Training Center for Reading Recovery and coordinator of Literacy Professional Development Programs at The University of Maine. Mary’s areas of expertise are language education, curriculum development, and early literacy intervention. Her research interests focus on analysis of pedagogy, with attention to teacher/student interactions that promote powerful learning.
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