Offering a variety of on-site or virtual customized options for professional learning
Convenient, powerful professional consulting in response to your needs in person or through a virtual format
Coaching of teachers or coaches to develop expertise in teaching & learning (and/or coaching)
As an author, speaker, university literacy trainer, PhD candidate, former classroom teacher, literacy coach, & Reading Recovery teacher with 25 years of experience, I am passionate about improving the professional expertise of teachers, coaches, administrators, & literacy teams, along with the culture and collective efficacy of schools, and the literate, joyful lives of children.
I share my expertise with educators
across the country, presenting at numerous
national & international conferences,
and facilitating professional learning and
literacy consulting services with schools and districts. My dissertation research focuses on humanizing and dialogic pedagogies, cohesive interactions around literacy learning, and literate identity development.
As an educational consultant, I have led
hundreds of teachers, literacy coaches, administrators, curriculum directors, and literacy teams in deepening understandings relative to literacy teaching and learning that includes theory and practice. When educators grow professionally, children bloom within constructive, equitable, purposeful, joyful, literate communities!
I would love to partner with you to support your vision
in your school!
Onsite or virtual professional learning workshops or coaching sessions are tailored to your needs, and may focus on any aspect of literacy teaching & learning (including comprehensive literacy, Guided Reading, Writing Workshop, Reading Workshop, Word Study, Interactive Read-Aloud, etc.), improving school climate & culture, working with literacy teams and professional learning communities, literacy coaching, content area inquiry, humanizing pedagogies, teaching for equity and anti-racist liberatory education, fostering literate identities, etc. Learning may involve small or large groups, or one-on-one consulting - in person or virtually.
Want to increase your capacity as a coach? Whether new to coaching or embodying years of experience, I can help you develop your expertise. Learn to prompt reflection in deep ways, utilizing inviting, generative language to lift the thinking of teachers in order to result in shifts in teaching and learning.
I can help you put it all together!
Interested in exploring your school's strengths and needs? Through close work with your school, I can help facilitate reflection on classroom literacy practices, equity issues, and school climate and culture. I'll provide feedback that includes findings and recommendations to build on current assets and to guide next steps toward professional learning and increased student achievement.
Wendy is a contributing author to this wonderful resource for educators, published by Scholastic:
Check out a scholarly article written by Wendy & other researchers:
Timothy San Pedro, Kaitlyn Murray, Shannon C. Gonzales-Miller, Wendy Reed, Binta Bah, Crystal Gerrard & Andrew Whalen (2020). Learning-in-Relation: Implementing and Analyzing Assets Based Pedagogies in a Higher Education Classroom, Equity & Excellence in Education. Access the article here:
Thank you for your interest and desire to positively impact teaching & learning in your school! I look forward to working with you as an educational consultant to support your school with the utmost excellence!