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About the Instructor – Sharon Zinke

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Sharon Zinke is an outstanding teacher, enthusiastic and engaging presenter and inspiring author. After decades of experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and resource specialist in public schools, Sharon now spends her time working with teachers and assisting schools in creating powerful structures for reading intervention.

As a featured speaker at reading conferences throughout the nation, she is also the author of A Powerful Breakthrough for STRUGGLING READERS: Classroom Interventions for Fast Results (Grades K-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Sharon is also the author of The Decoding Solution: Rime Magic and Fast Success for Struggling Readers (2013, Scholastic) and RIME MAGIC: Phonics-Powered Prevention and Intervention for All Students (2017, Scholastic).

Sharon’s passion, knowledge and expertise have inspired teachers to bring new life to their daily classroom instruction. Participants leave Sharon’s seminars encouraged with dozens of practical strategies for struggling readers!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Sharon Zinke is very knowledgeable on ways to accelerate the success of struggling readers. I am leaving with lots of ways to help my students. I am excited to use Rime Magic when I return to school. Thanks for all the great ideas!”
– Cindy Clark, Title I Reading

“This is the BEST seminar I have attended in years.”
–Toni Clark, K-2 SE Teacher

A fantastic seminar with great resources.”
– Jay Henderson, 3rd Grade Teacher

So many wonderful ideas! I can’t wait to implement ASAP!”
– S. Coupland, Kindergarten Teacher

“A lot of good information. Many great ideas to take back to my students.
– Patricia Glenn, Title I Reading K-5

“Loved Sharon’s seminar. I learned so much to take back to my students. Thank you for your time and dedication.”
– LaShawn Jimenez, IA/Interventionist

This seminar gave me great new strategies to use right away with my struggling readers. Thanks for your help!”
– Sarah Sullivan, Title I Lead Teacher

“Can’t wait to try this with my third graders. Good vocabulary strategies, too. Sharon knows her stuff – refreshing.
– Catrina Challenor, Elementary School Teacher

“Sharon presented great new strategies for me to try. I learned so many new things. It was definitely worth my while to attend. Loved it!”
– Michael Grubic, ELP Specialist

“After attending Sharon’s seminar I am so excited to use these simple, but effective strategies in my classroom.
– Julie Sanford, Elementary School Teacher

Sharon’s ideas are so helpful. I will use what I’ve learned today in my classroom tomorrow.”
– Celeste Woodman, 1st Grade Teacher

“Sharon’s ideas are great for working with English language learners, especially. It was practical.”
– Francie Davidson, 4th Grade Teacher

I can’t wait to go back to my school and share what I have learned today with my colleagues, parents and students.”
– Julie Gilbertson, First Grade Teacher

“Love the Rime Magic strategies and so easy to reproduce and implement. I am excited to share these ideas with my colleagues.”
– Lyndsay Chency, 1st Grade Teacher

“Sharon’s seminar is helpful and provides strategies that I look forward to implementing with my Title I students tomorrow.
– Jerri James, Title I Teacher

“This seminar offers quick and practical ways to improve reading achievement without spending money on complicated curriculum.
– Jennifer Schneringer, Title I Reading