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About Your Instructor – Mary Howard

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Mary Howard is an outstanding presenter with more than 40 years of experience teaching reading and writing, and is known throughout North America as a leading expert in literacy instruction. With 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.

Mary is the author of Powerful Strategies to Boost the Success of Your STRUGGLING READERS (Grades K-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Mary is also the author of Good to Great Teaching: Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matters (Heinemann, 2012); 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).

Her seminars are practical, fast-paced, inspiring, and filled with up-to-date strategies and techniques you can use immediately to help maximize the instructional possibilities for your struggling readers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

This seminar is filled with helpful strategies that I cannot wait to explore and experiment with in my class!”
– Alyssa Brady, 3rd Grade Teacher

Mary gave me ideas and the inspiration I need to make tomorrow a better learning day for each of my students. I now have great tools to put to use right away.”
– Kathy Gillis-Soltan, Title I Teacher

Dr. Howard is knowledgeable and makes information so accessible and engaging for learning and teaching.”
– V. Canner, Reading Specialist/Title I Coordinator

Dr. Howard’s enthusiasm and love for students is quite clear. Her 40 plus years of experience makes her knowledgeable and a wonderful resource.”
– Britt Canner, 3rd Grade Teacher

Great! Great! Great! I have a lot of strategies to use tomorrow that I am excited about.”
– Tevedous Hurd, Teacher

This is the best seminar I’ve attended in a long time. Mary is a wonderful presenter and it is easy to see that she has been in the trenches.”
– Cathy Colvin, Title I Reading Specialist

I came away with lots of ideas and great strategies that I will use right away!”
– Brandy Glover, Title I Teacher

This is one of the best seminars I’ve ever attended! Mary gives great ideas, great strategies to use and is a wonderful presenter!”
– Sherry Gewin, Special Education Teacher

Mary is brilliant, full of passion and inspired us to push ourselves to be better teachers. This seminar is perfect! I now have a plan to make my classroom a better place.”
– Lesley Scheele, 5th Grade Teacher

Mary gave me strategies that I can and will use with my students tomorrow! This seminar is fast-paced and strategy-packed, but the use of visuals, music, color, and photos keeps each strategy fresh and vibrant. The handbook is a treasure-trove of tools!”
– Nola Joyce, Special Education Reading Specialist

I enjoyed Dr. Howard’s enthusiasm, passion and her ability to cover many topics in an interesting way.”
– Rita Grindal, Title I Teacher