Supporting and overseeing teachers who are teaching guided reading remotely is a critical part of any successful education framework in these unprecedented times. We have invited a panel of administrators and literacy leaders to discuss how they are facilitating the implementation of remote guided reading using the Literacy Footprints Digital Reader and how they are overseeing lessons as they are being executed. We will look at how they are supporting their teachers and how they are conducting formal observations and evaluations of teachers in a remote setting. Join Michèle Dufresne and Karen Cangemi on December 10, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. EST as they welcome a panel to discuss this important topic that ultimately impacts student achievement.
Manager of Literacy Support for Jefferson County Public Schools
Jesse Mettille currently serves as the Manager of Literacy Support for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. A former teacher, he has taught every grade, K-5. He has served as a curriculum specialist, interventionist, and a literacy coach.
District Literacy Coach for Jefferson County Public Schools
Andrea Campbell began her career in education as a kindergarten teacher. Later she earned her degree as a reading specialist and began teaching intervention as a Reading Recovery teacher. Currently, Andrea is a district literacy coach for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. Andrea is passionate about supporting elementary schools to ensure teachers have the professional development they need to provide quality literacy instruction to students.
Literacy Coach, Puesta del Sol Elementary School
Andrea Searcy is currently the On Site Instructional Curriculum Coordinator (Instructional Coach) at Puesta del Sol Elementary School for Victor Elementary School District in Victorville, California. Prior to this position, Andrea mentored and coached new teachers. In the classroom, she taught grades K-2 and specialized in using Guided Reading to help her students excel. Her passion lies in creating a world of opportunity for students through quality reading instruction.
Principal, Puesta del Sol Elementary School
Nicole Anderson currently serves as the principal of Puesta del Sol Elementary School for Victor Elementary School District in Victorville, California. She has served as an On Site Instructional/Curriculum Coordinator. While in the classroom, she taught grades 3-6, while serving as a mentor teacher and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports coach. Nicole has a heart for supporting and coaching her teachers as they strive to build a community of readers.
President, Author at Pioneer Valley Books
Michèle Dufresne is a former literacy specialist who has turned her commitment to teaching children to read into a major focus of her writing, speaking, and teaching. She is the best-selling author of the Bella and Rosie series and many other fiction and nonfiction books used by teachers nationally and internationally. Her book "Oki and the Polar Bear" won the 2017 Moonbeam Silver Award. Together with Jan Richardson, she has coauthored the best-selling Literacy Footprints Guided Reading system, published by Pioneer Valley Books (PVB), which has become an indispensable part of helping teachers deliver high-quality guided reading to students in K–6 classrooms, along with "The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics," published by Scholastic. Michèle holds a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts. She has been Title 1 director and Reading Recovery teacher leader, and has served as a consultant in school districts across the United States.
Senior Literary Specialist at Pioneer Valley Books
As the Senior Literacy Specialist for Pioneer Valley Books, Karen Cangemi has taken her passion for literacy and deep classroom knowledge to the next level. As a former teacher and district literacy coach for the 27th largest district in the country (Florida’s Pinellas County Schools), Karen draws on 30 years of experience working in differentiated classrooms and as an ELL/LD specialist in developing and piloting innovative PVB products: including Toolkit for Test-Taking Strategies and the K–2 Interactive Read-Aloud kits, both part of the highly successful Literacy Footprints collection. She also partnered with Jan Richardson in coauthoring the lessons for the Fifth/Sixth Grade Literacy Footprints classroom kit. Additionally, she continues to create and deliver professional development offerings for K–6 teachers, literacy specialists, and district leaders around the country.