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About the Instructor – Mary Howard

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Mary Howard is an outstanding presenter with over 40 years of experience teaching reading and writing, and she is known throughout North America as a leading expert in literacy instruction. With extensive experience as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, reading consultant, and Reading Recovery teacher, Mary understands the realities of helping children learn to read and write.

She is the author of Good to Great: Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matters (August 2012, Heinemann); Moving Forward with RTI: Reading and Writing Activities for Every Instructional Setting and Tier (August 2010, Heinemann);the best-selling, RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know (2009, Heinemann); Turning Struggles Into Successes: Helping Students Become Successful Readers; Solving the Comprehension Puzzle: Powerful Strategies to Maximize Meaning-Making for Struggling Readers; Needing Reading; Writing With Children; Literature, Integration, & Storytelling; Strategies for Literacy Instruction in the Primary Grades; Learning Strategies That Build Success; Balancing the Process; and Powerful Strategies for Strengthening Your Students’ Reading Fluency (Grades 1-3).

Seminars with Mary are practical, fast-paced, inspiring, and filled with up-to-date strategies and techniques you can use immediately to help all the students in your school become better readers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“I so enjoyed this day with you, Mary. You shared many practical strategies that I can take back and share with my teammates. I will be implementing these strategies ASAP.”
- Misty Pakdimounivong, 1st Grade Teacher

“This is by far the best seminar I have attended! I am able to use all the wonderful ideas in my classroom and Mary made the day fun, enjoyable and engaging!”
- Aly Ryles, 2nd Grade Teacher

“Mary is an exceptional presenter! I’m leaving today with a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration! Her strategies are practical and ready to use!
- Renesha Chambers, Reading Specialist

“Thank you, Mary, for all the wonderful strategies! I will definitely be using these with my students!”
- Rebecca Champagne, 5th Grade Teacher

“This was the best seminar I have ever attended - so much work went into it. I will be able to use so many of these practical strategies. Thank you for sharing your passion with us!”
- Brenda Nagele, Title I Teacher

“Inspirational, motivational - and so-o-o knowledgeable! I look forward to using these practical strategies in my classroom!!”
- Tammy Hazelwood, Reading Intervention

“Mary is magnificent! The seminar was full of helpful ideas and tips that I can begin using immediately.”
- Carla Parks, Literacy Coach

The content today was especially beneficial to my needs as a reading specialist. Mary is an awesome presenter and her love and passion for teaching are very evident!”
- Lorrie Wax, Reading Specialist

I learned many new strategies that are practical and easy to implement!
- Tiffany Petrie, 4th Grade Teacher

Great ideas that I can use tomorrow in any grade level, 1-5. I loved the comprehension activity, the music and the heartwarming closing.”
- Melissa Davies, Title I

“So very informative! The day provided me with many great ideas, rejuvenation and the motivation to try new ideas!”
- Kathy Causey, 5th Grade Teacher

Wonderful strategies to use and share! Teachers who teach reading will truly benefit from Dr. Howard’s tried-and-true methods and ideas!”
- Debra Lee, Staff Development Coordinator

Tons of very useful material, strategies and techniques! A well-organized, well-presented seminar - loved the music!”
- Ann Rosso, 1st Grade Teacher