Many teachers “don’t know what they don’t know.”  We facilitate “aha!” moments that change teachers’ and students’ lives.

Our Mentors are teachers’ teachers and experienced, committed change agents. They are experts in literacy instruction. All hold one or more advanced degrees in education, special education, speech and language, and/or reading.

Literacy How Mentors:

  • have all been teachers. We understand the daily demands of teaching so we offer realistic approaches that help educators work smarter, not harder.
  • are supportive, non-evaluative coaches.
  • work, learn, and grow as a team. We share challenges, successes, strategies, and resources at our regularly scheduled meetings with staff and colleagues.
  • read and discuss current reading research to make it meaningful and relevant to classroom instruction.
  • have the experience and flexibility to relate to teachers and groups of all sizes and backgrounds. We can work with teachers one-on-one, with school or grade level teams, and in workshops with scores of attendees.
  • generate successful results that lead to validation of our approach.
  • have seen student achievement improve as teachers become more comfortable with and proficient at using research-based practices. Time and persistence pay off.

“In doing my year-end assessments I cannot believe how far this group has come! My training at Literacy How is the key to that. As I read some of their answers to the open ended questions, and score the spelling assessment and DRA, I reflect back that this child (more than one) was not reading when he came to me. One didn’t speak a word of English! I am truly amazed.”

—Marnee Capobianco, Grade 1 teacher, Wendell Cross Elementary School, Waterbury, CT, 2011-2012 School of Distinction

Meet our Mentors here.