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About the Instructor – Mary Howard

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Mary Howard is known for her engaging and highly practical presentation style. With decades of experience teaching reading and writing, she is respected throughout North America as a leading voice in literacy. She has been an elementary teacher, reading specialist, reading consultant, Reading Recovery and special education teacher and continues to work with teachers and children across the country. Mary understands the realities of helping children learn to read and write using research-supported practices.

Mary is the author of Increasing Your Reading Intervention Impact: Intentional Differentiated Interventions to Accelerate Literacy Success (Grades K-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. She is also the author of Good to Great Teaching: Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matters (Heinemann); Moving Forward with RTI: Reading and Writing Activities for Every Instructional Setting and Tier (Heinemann) and the best selling, RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know (Heinemann). Mary also co-moderates #G2Great, a weekly Twitter chat, and writes extensively on Facebook at Mary C Howard.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Dr. Howard is not only an expert but also reignites enthusiasm for teaching reading and opened my eyes to possibilities in my classroom. Our day was filled with useful strategies to use throughout many grade levels.”
– Angela Brown, Kindergarten Teacher

“I’ve seen Dr. Mary Howard’s seminars many times and am never disappointed. I always leave her seminar with new ideas and activities I can use the next day.
– Cyndie Meline, 2nd Grade Teacher

“Dr. Mary Howard renewed and rejuvenated my perceptions and practices of being a reading teacher. The strategies are ready-to-use, kid-friendly, adaptable, and inspiring.”
– Tobie K. Underwood, K-6 Reading Interventionist

“Dr. Mary Howard is a wealth of useful information. Everything she presented and provided us with is valuable information. I love the strategies and interventions that she presented to us.”
– Amy Juhl, K-3 Title I Teacher

“Mary helped to confirm my practice and gave me some new strategies to consider. I have been a teacher for 32 years and I appreciate her research-based and student-centered approach.”
– Karen Stockmann, 2nd Grade Literacy Coach

“Mary is the best presenter I have ever had exposure to. As a tenth-year teacher and a new literacy coach, her seminar brought light into my literacy world.”
– Kimberly Lovell, Literacy Teacher/Coach

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