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
"Mary's passion is so refreshing and her knowledge is very appreciated."
Lori McLaughlin, 1st Grade Teacher
"Mary's seminar is very engaging and I learned many different strategies that I can take back to share with other teachers!"
Dana Lucius, Reading Specialist
"Mary presents a very inspiring seminar! I left knowing I can do incredible things to motivate my students to read and love to learn!"
Bobbie Haller, Kindergarten Teacher
"What a wonderful seminar! Mary presented many fantastic ideas to implement in my classroom!"
Jenette Clary, 1st Grade Teacher
"Mary's seminar is incredibly helpful! She gave me permission to take a deep breath, teach from the heart and have fun with my students."
Heather Ogden, 2nd Grade Teacher
"Mary presents so many awesome new strategies to try! She reinforced some work I'm already doing and gave me great ideas!"
Robbie Scholt, 4th Grade Teacher
"Mary is amazing! There was not a boring moment in the whole seminar."
Dawn Dobbins, Title I Teacher
"Mary presents so many tools to use in my classroom right now. I can't wait to try them with my students."
Heidi Bruaw, 1st Grade Teacher
"Dr. Mary Howard filled my cup again today! I treasure every opportunity to learn from her. She maximized every minute of our time."
Debbie Lahue, Reading Recovery Teacher