I serve as the Title I Literacy Coach for Audrey Garrett Elementary School. In this role, I collaborate with teachers, administrators, and coaches across the district to enhance and improve instructional practices, curriculum, and student learning outcomes. I aim to be a resource and support for all stakeholders as we implement best practices. To best meet the needs of the Garrett staff, I teach model lessons, conduct staff development, plan with teachers, and analyze data to drive instruction. I am so excited for my second year in the SWAMP as a GATOR!
The following links created by ABSS and NC DPI support literacy instruction. I highly recommend exploring these links while preparing for instruction.
What I'm reading...
School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick
Accurately report students’ academic strengths and weaknesses with standards-based grading. Rather than using traditional systems that incorporate nonacademic factors such as attendance and behavior, learn to assess and report student performance based on prioritized standards. You will discover reliable, practical methods for analyzing what students have learned and gain effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress. (Blurb from Marzanoresources.com.)
Teaching Writing by Lucy Calkins
In Teaching Writing, Lucy Calkins shares the depth and breadth of her knowledge, from the initial research that launched some of the biggest ideas still foundational to the teaching of writing today, to her newest insights gleaned from decades of work and study in thousands of classrooms across the globe. (Blurb from Heineman.com.)
The Next Steps Forward in Word Study and Phonics by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne
Guided reading experts, Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne, provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials and activities to use to help students become proficient word solvers and independent readers. (Blurb from Amazon.com.)