Common Core Literacy Institute-Aligning Literacy Instruction for Success
Note: Start and end times may vary by location, look out for a detailed email two days before the event with more specific timing for your location.
7:45-8:30am- Breakfast and Registration
Breakfast, lunch, and materials are included in the registration fee.
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Sue Wilder, MEd
Prior to being a National Education Consultant for DSC, Sue Wilder was the Reading Coach in an urban school in Orange County, Florida. She spent more than 30 years in Florida’s public schools as a classroom teacher, Exceptional Education teacher, intervention specialist, and professional developer. Sue has done post-graduate coursework at the University of Florida and holds a MEd in Exceptional Education from the University of Central Florida and a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of West Alabama. Sue is a regular presenter at state and national conferences and has authored articles and chapters for a variety of publications.
Tabatha Scharlach, PhD
Tabatha Scharlach has worked as an Assistant Professor of Reading Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). At UCF she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in reading education, including Diagnosis and Development of Reading Proficiencies, Reading in the Content Areas, and Foundations of Reading. Tabatha has also been a coordinator and professional developer for Reading First Professional Development and a Research Associate for the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence Center (FLaRE) at UCF. She has taught elementary school and was a Title I Reading Resource Teacher.
Linda Rourke, MEd
Linda Rourke began her career in education more than 30 years ago as a high school English teacher. She is currently a National Education Consultant for DSC, working with K–8 administrators, coaches, and teachers who serve diverse populations across the country. Linda holds a BA in English and a MEd in Literacy Education from Northern Illinois University.
Christine began her career as a classroom teacher in Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV. She has taught educational courses at several universities. She is currently a National Education Consultant for DSC, working with districts, coaches, and teachers across the country. Christine holds a BS in Education from West Chester University and Med in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on literacy from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Gina Zugelder, Ed.D.
As a National Education Consultant for DSC, Gina is pursuing her passion for professional development to support the crafts of teaching and student learning. She has experience as a literacy coach, classroom teacher, and professional development provider. She was a Reading Recovery teacher and a Literacy Collaborative Coach with certifications from Texas Tech University and The Ohio State University. As Associate Director of Literacy for Response to Intervention Teaching Learning Connection (RtI TLC), Gina supported the scale-up efforts of RtI within literacy. From the University of Central Florida, Gina holds a BS in Elementary Education, a MEd in Educational Leadership, and is a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
DSC is a nonprofit educational publisher dedicated to children’s intellectual, ethical, and social development. Since 1980, DSC has conducted research and developed school-based and after-school programs that help children develop capacities to think deeply and critically so they will continue learning throughout their lives and deepen their commitment to the values of kindness, helpfulness, personal responsibility, and respect for others.
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