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May 28, 2020

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  • Summer Literacy Institute: 2016 Presenters

    Mary Ehrenworth

    Mary Ehrenworth

    Mary Ehrenworth, Ed.D., is Deputy Director at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She is the co-author and author of many books and articles, including: Pathways to the Common Core; The Power of Grammar; Looking to Write; Teaching Reading Through Fantasy Novels; and Tackling Complex Texts and Constructing Curriculum from Units of Study in Teaching Reading. Mary teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University, and she is a speaker and staff developer in children's and adolescent literacy in school districts across the nation and internationally. From that day long ago when a beloved teacher gave her The Secret Garden, to the days she spends now sitting next to children and teachers helping them become powerful and passionate readers and writers, Mary has been lucky enough to spend her time among things she loves best: books, kids, and teachers

    Dan Feigelson

    Dan Feigelson

    Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, principal, and local superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he has led institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing. A regular presenter at national conferences, Dan is the author of Reading Projects Reimagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking, and Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing. He lives in Harlem and Columbia County, New York.

    Angela Johnson

    Angela Johnson

    Born in 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama, Johnson grew up in Alabama and Ohio. Reading and listening to stories was a significant part of her childhood. Her father and grandfather were natural storytellers, and Johnson can pinpoint the moment when she realized that her own fondness for stories was more than a passing interest. As described on the African American Literature Book Club (AALBC) Web site, Johnson recalled hearing a particularly compelling storyteller during her early school years. She realized that the characters of her favorite books had come alive in her mind, becoming as real as the children sitting next to her in school. "That is when I knew," she remembered. "I asked for a diary that year and have not stopped writing." She lives in Kent, Ohio.

    David LaRochelle

    LaRochelle, David

    David LaRochelle is a former elementary school teacher who has been creating children's books for 28 years. A three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, his titles include How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, The Best Pet of All, 1 +1 = 5 and Other Unlikely Additions, and Moo!, winner of the 2015 Star of the North Picture Book Award. He lives, writes books, and carves creative pumpkins in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

    Kristine Mraz

    Kristine Mraz

    Kristine (Kristi) Mraz is an author and teacher in the New York City Public Schools. She is the coauthor, with Marjorie Martinelli, of the popular books Smarter Charts and Smarter Charts for Math, Science and Social Studies. Their blog chartchums keeps teachers in touch with ongoing and relevant classroom issues and ways to use charts as a support. Her most recent book, A Mindset for Learning, Building Classrooms of Joyful, Independent Growth, authored with Christine Hertz, provides practical and powerful strategies for cultivating optimism, flexibility, and empathy alongside traditional academic skills. Kristi's book on the power of play in the classroom will be available in spring of 2016. In addition to writing and teaching, Kristi consults in schools across the country and as far away as Taiwan. She primarily supports teachers in early literacy, play, and inquiry based learning. On the off chance she has free time, you'll find Kristi reading on a couch in Brooklyn with her dog and her husband.