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About the Instructor – Mary Howard

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Mary Howard, the author of Good to Great: Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matters (2012, Heinemann); Moving Forward with RTI: Reading and Writing Activities for Every Instructional Setting and Tier (August 2010, Heinemann); and the best-selling RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know (2009, Heinemann), is an outstanding presenter with more than 41 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, reading coach and Reading Recovery teacher, Mary understands the realities of helping children learn to read and write. Mary is the author of RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION: Practical Strategies for Intervening with Students Before They Fall Too Far Behind in Reading (Grades 1-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Join Mary for this exciting day filled with highly effective and innovative ideas for incorporating the RTI framework into your school.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Thank you, Mary, for a fabulous seminar! As usual, you have presented relevant information in a no-nonsense, practical, motivating manner!”
– Lisa Raiber, Reading Specialist

“I loved every minute of this seminar! I loved the presentation! I love all the practical applications!”
– Delaine Evans, 1st Grade Teacher

“Eye-opening experience! The practical information I received at this seminar helps me feel better about the start we have made at our school.”
– Cyndi Watkins, Title I Reading Specialist

“I loved every part of this seminar! The passion for teaching students demonstrated by Mary has opened my eyes to my own teaching style. I have learned many valuable ideas today to help my struggling readers feel success!”
– Robin Mitchell, 4th Grade Teacher

“Keep up the excellent work! I hope to be like you one day! You have really enlightened me!”
– Daphne Williams, Title I Teacher

“Absolutely fabulous! I give Mary a million cheers for engaging us for the whole day. I’m leaving with many new tools for my toolbox!”
– Cheryl Blank, Special Education Teacher

“Wow! I’ve been to numerous RTI seminars, but I’m actually leaving this one with new information that makes sense.”
– Dawn Beaux, Educational Diagnostician

“Mary is an excellent presenter! Her experience, expertise and practical insight make this a valuable seminar.”
– Helen Kilijanski, 2nd Grade Teacher

“Excellent seminar! This is the first seminar I have attended on RTI where the tiers are clearly explained!”
– Victoria Ruane, Reading Coach

“Wonderful! This seminar shed light on what we, as teachers, must do to find the best way to address the needs of our students.”
– Chanieya Hamilton, 5th Grade Teacher

“Great presentation! I learned so much about RTI and reading strategies that can actually be used immediately in the classroom. I wish Mary could come to our school!!”
– Traci Browne, 2nd Grade Teacher

“Mary encouraged me to strive for excellence in using the RTI process to assist struggling learners.”
– Sasha Smith, 4th Grade Teacher

“Mary’s presentation is one of the most engaging and enjoyable I have ever experienced. Thank you for a great day of learning!”
– Sharon Thompson, Literacy Coach

“The time flew! Thank you, Mary, for the clarification regarding RTI and for the many useful ideas to share with staff members.”
– Joy Pulsfus, District Reading Specialist