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About the Instructor – Denise Gudwin

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Denise Gudwin is an acclaimed teacher, author and outstanding, nationally recognized presenter in the areas of literacy and state standards. She brings a wealth of knowledge on practical ways to increase literacy achievement with struggling readers. Experienced as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, teacher trainer, and a special education program and professional development administrator, Denise brings over 35 years of experience working with students who have reading difficulties. She is the author of The Most Effective Strategies to Help Your Struggling Readers Achieve and Exceed Your State Standards for Reading (Grades K-5), the resource handbook each participant will receive at this seminar.

Denise has also authored Phonological Awareness and Early Literacy Assessment, Early Wright Skills Program (McGraw-Hill/The Wright Group, 2007); Assisting Urban Schools in Making Annual Yearly Progress (Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research, 2007); and Mentoring and Coaching: A Lifeline for Teachers in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms (2009, Corwin Press).

You will leave this seminar inspired and touched by Denise’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching, along with practical and highly effective strategies and insightful tips you’ll be able to use immediately.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“I love the practical, strategy-based flow of the seminar.”
- Twila Jones, Special Education Resource Teacher

Denise is wonderful! Lots of strategies are given and a long list of additional resources provided.”
- Marilyn Tornincasa, Teacher

“This seminar is great! Denise gives tons of strategies and ideas that integrate state standards, which I can use in my classroom tomorrow. This seminar makes me think more and more about how to prepare for the next school year and I now feel more comfortable about my state standards.”
- Bekime Xheraj, 5th Grade Teacher

Denise provided a plethora of strategies that I can immediately implement in my intervention program. She also reminded me of many of the things I already do and can build upon to better help my students succeed. Finally, she also gave me the spark I needed at this time of year to rejuvenate me.”
- Chris Shoji, Title I Teacher

Excellent presentation! I appreciate all of the strategies and resources. I have so much to take back and share!”
- Sandra Buckholz, Reading Specialist

“What great strategies and resources to take back and try!”
- Kim Perkins, 4th Grade Teacher

“I received a lot of wonderful ideas that I am excited to use.”
- Allyson Box, Support Staff