I have facilitated and co-facilitated multiple study groups and PLC's on various literacy related topics including the following:

  • Reading workshop
  • Writing workshop
  • Implementing Benchmark Assessment System
  • Using Benchmark Results to Plan Instruction
  • District Literacy Updates
  • Fountas & Pinnell Phonics Lessons
  • Implementing LLI
  • K-2 Writing Instruction

I have co-presented at the county and national level:

  • County Wide In-Service Day 2012
  • County Wide In-Service Day 2011
  • County Wide In-Service Day 2010
  • National Literacy Coaching Summit 2009
  • ASCD 2003

I have also facilitated or co-facilitated numerous presentations at grade-level meetings, MPS district in-service days, staff meetings, and school board meetings. I also regularly attend MPS district ELA committee meetings, curriculum workdays, county RtI meetings, and MPS District SIP meetings.

Throughout this school year, I felt strongly that Custer was making gains in all areas of their school improvement plan but I found it difficult to synthesize how all the activities we do on a daily basis contribute to the overall plan. The mindmap below represents my current synthesis.