Uniquely Qualified Instructor
Judy Lynch is a highly experienced K-2 classroom teacher, author, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy coach, and a national reading expert. Using her Master's Degree, Reading Specialist Credential and Reading Recovery Training, Judy has taught in schools with large populations of children with ethnic and language diversities. She also has experience teaching gifted students and in high achieving schools. Her passion is helping all children become successful readers.
She is also the author of five popular professional books from Scholastic: Easy Lessons for Teaching Word Families (1998); Word-Learning, Word-Making, Word-Sorting, 52 Lessons for Success (2002); Making Word Walls Work (2005); First Grade in Photographs (2009); and First Grade Writer's Workshop (2012). In addition, she is the author of Guided Reading: DIFFERENTIATING Using Small Group Instruction (Grades K-2), the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.
Judy is a dynamic speaker, known for her high energy and infectious enthusiasm. She speaks at state and national reading conferences and consults with schools across the country. Her ideas are exciting and innovative, yet highly practical. She not only demonstrates key strategies, but also shows videos of real classrooms to help you more effectively visualize key strategies with your own diverse students.
What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter
"I'm excited about using the practical techniques Judy demonstrates! The video clips really help make the teaching and learning come alive."
– Jenny Leinberger, 1st Grade Teacher
"Thank you, Judy, for sharing your skills with us today. I now have wonderful tools that I can use right away!"
– Laryssa Lalli, Title I Teacher
"Just what I need – practical ideas!"
– Genise Fridrich, 1st Grade Teacher
"Awesome seminar! I love the resource handbook!"
– Becky Pennel, Kindergarten Teacher
"Fantastic ideas for all reading levels! Thank you, Judy!"
– Lori Gomez, 1st Grade Teacher
"I love this seminar! Judy gives lots of valuable ideas and is a terrific presenter!"
– Jill Hendrickson, 2nd Grade Teacher
"Great, practical ideas for Guided Reading that can be easily adapted across the grade levels and are based on the best research on effective reading instruction."
– Erin Keleher, Title I Reading
"Judy has so many valuable ideas! She really cares about her students."
– Brittney Linsacum, 2nd Grade Teacher
"I know it's a great seminar when I leave excited about going back to school and using the practical ideas I just learned!"
– Rani Russell, 1st Grade Teacher
"This seminar gives me wonderful techniques to use in my classroom! Judy is a great, great presenter!"
– Julie Jury, 2nd Grade Teacher
"This is just what I need, an enthusiastic presentation with helpful hints and practical ways to really reach my students!"
– Alice Cook, Kindergarten Teacher