Kathi is a skilled coach, retired district literacy coach, staff developer, veteran teacher, elementary school counselor, experienced Reading Recovery interventionist, LLi interventionist, engaging presenter, valued trainer as well as a published author. She has conducted workshops for numerous school districts and at the community college level. Kathi brings a breadth of experience as she has taught and coached the writing units of study grades K-8 for over twenty years, worked with diverse populations in various school settings. She received extensive literacy and coaching training from Columbia University's Teacher College Reading and Writing Project. Kathi enjoys seeing the impact that explicit teaching and the workshop instructional model has on learners of all ages and loves helping create readers and writers for life!
Drawing upon the most current research and best practices in literacy instruction influence my teaching style. My teaching decisions are based on making student learning engaging, relevant, and meaningful for all children combined with giving timely actionable feedback. Literacy Leaders like Fountas and Pinnell, Lucy Calkins, and Peter Johnston are my mentors.
Master's Degree in Education and PPS Credential, Point Loma University Certified Reading Recovery Teacher, St. Mary's College Contributing Writer for: The Caring Advocate, Care Kids Magazine, Central Coast Parent Magazine, Parents Magazine, National Hospice Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, California Educator Magazine, Caregiver.org, Journalkeepers.com
BA: Child Development, California Polytechnic State University MA: Education, Point Loma University Literacy Coaching training Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Reading Recovery Training-Saint Mary's University Balanced Literacy Training- Ohio University Literacy Training- Fountas and Pinnell Instructional Coaching Training-Jim Knight Cognitive Coaching Training-Bob Costa
I enjoyed designing creative and unique teaching materials. Teachers Pay Teachers has given me a place to showcase my work. Check out my other store www.hellotwopeasinapod in partnership with Jen Jones at Hello Literacy. Collaborating with fellow teachers and sharing my resources with others inspires me to continue developing educational materials that teachers find useful and engaging for students. Thank you for visiting my store!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Writing, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Coaching, Early Intervention