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Leading Literacy Change: Leadership Best Practice in the Age of the Science of Reading Movement
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern

Event Description

Leading Literacy Change: Leadership Best Practice in the Age of the Science of Reading Movement 

Co-hosted by The Reading League South Carolina

School and district leaders play a critical role in shifting instructional practice in their schools. Their roles are more important than ever as schools respond to the urgent need to address literacy gaps. During this one day, in person event, leaders will build their knowledge of the why, what and how of Science of Reading. They will leave with practical leadership strategies to effectively and efficiently shift teacher practice, anticipate challenges, and identify quick wins in order to accelerate student learning. They will consider how curriculum review and adoption processes can support shifting practice and examine a tool to help make informed curriculum decisions. We encourage participants to come with a team of 2–3 other literacy leaders.

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey & Linda Rhyne

Marisa Ramirez Stukey

Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey is the Senior Director of Research and Engagement with Collaborative Classroom. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in teacher education and professional learning and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education, both from the University of Florida. She is the co-author of Professional Learning Redefined: An Evidence-Based Guide. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher with over fifteen years experience teaching in both elementary and higher education contexts, instructional coaching, and professional learning systems development. Her research interests focus on reading comprehension instruction and designing literacy professional learning. She has consulted with numerous school districts in developing change models and collaborative professional learning structures, particularly to shift literacy instruction.

Linda Rhyne
Linda Rhyne
is the owner of Linda Rhyne Consulting, a company focused on helping teachers and leaders connect research to practice in a safe & supportive environment.  Linda is an award-winning and National Board Certified educator with 16 years of experience in education including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, one of the nation's 20 largest urban school districts located in Charlotte, NC. She served in multiple positions in CMS: classroom teacher, literacy facilitator, new teacher support coordinator, and Southeast Learning Community coordinator, with 10+ years of experience as an instructional coach. Linda is the founding President of the Reading League North Carolina chapter formation group. In her free time, you can find her playing with her two boys, hanging with her husband, reading, and working out. 

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM–1:30 PM 
Location: South Carolina ETV (SCETV), 1041 George Rogers Blvd, Columbia, SC 29201
Cost: $40 per person (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials)

Meet the Facilitators

Katharine Bonasera is Manager of Educational Partnerships for Collaborative Classroom. She has over 14 years of teaching and leadership experience in urban school environments, serving as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal. In addition to her school-based experience, she has coached early-career Teach For America teachers and serves as an advisor with Relay Graduate School of Education's National Principal Academy Fellowship. She is passionate about cultivating school environments that foster connection, equitable practices, and the opportunity for all community members to thrive. 

Keri Bartholomew has been a lead educational consultant with Collaborative Classroom since 2009. She holds an MA in Teaching Early Childhood  Education with a focus on Language and Literacy from National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois. With over 20 years of experience in public education, Keri has facilitated professional learning with preservice and inservice educators in the areas of reading and writing development, intervention, and social-emotional learning. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences and worked with schools across the country as an independent literacy consultant. She has also served as an adjunct instructor teaching literacy courses at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

General Information

  • Registration Fee: $40 per person.

  • ​Payment Options: Credit card, e-check (ACH), or purchase order. 

  • Registration Deadline: February 17, 2023

  • Refund/Transfer Policy: Deadline to submit requests for refund and transfers is February 17, 2023. Requests must be in writing. Email requests to events@collaborativeclassroom.org

  • Meals/Drinks: Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

  • Registration Method: Online registration only.

  • Attendance Certificates: Certificates will be provided by email within 30 business days after the event. 

Questions? Please contact events@collaborativeclassroom.org.