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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 45 extensive 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 Maximize the Power of GUIDED READING to Help All Students Attain Dramatic Achievement Gains (Grades 1-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorships include 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 RTI From All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know (Heinemann, 2009).

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

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Mary Howard is a dynamic, fabulous presenter. She made me laugh as well as cry – and provided the highly emotional connection that fosters learning!”
– Sue Karsten, Grades K-2 Teacher

“I have heard Mary speak before and each time I hang on to every word. Great, practical strategies that I can implement tomorrow. Realistic perspective. It is clear that Mary knows her stuff!”
– Barbara Edwards, Learning Specialist

“Mary is riveting. She has so much passion for what she does!”
– Dee Salonen, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Dr. Mary Howard is the most respectful presenter I have ever seen. She presents a plethora of useful, research-based information, which can be implemented easily in the classroom to enhance reading instruction.”
– Penelope Petkiewicz, 3rd Grade Teacher

Mary is amazing! I can go into my classroom tomorrow and apply all of the strategies she presented.”
– Amanda Freeman, 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

“Dr. Mary Howard is an amazing presenter who keeps the group engaged and entertained. Her presentation is practical and thoughtful. I can’t wait to take this back to my school and begin implementing the model.”
– Arielle Morris, Reading Specialist

“Mary presents tons of practical, great information, keeping the focus right where it needs to be – on what needs to happen to support our students’ learning.”
– Lori Bresnahan, Reading Specialist

Lots of tremendous information that Mary shares in a humorous, thoughtful way.”
– Kelli Haines, Para-Educator

“Dr. Mary Howard is a breath of fresh air. We very rarely get the time to go to seminars that are truly meaningful.”
– Alicia Sham, Reading Specialist

“Mary Howard did a wonderful presentation! She kept my attention and provided great, useful information. This is one of the best seminars I have been to!
– Stephanie Coad, Title I Tutor