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June 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Literacy Coaching and Teacher Leadership  

Opportunities for Building Professional Capacity in Your School

Join us to learn about the impact that coaching can have on the professional learning community in your school.

June 29, 2023
10:00–11:00am (EST)
Grade Levels:
Leadership & Coaching
  • District & School Leadership
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
About the Webinar

Strong coaching within a school can make a significant impact on fostering a culture of collaborative inquiry, developing teacher expertise, and improving student outcomes.  

Please join us for a 1-hour webinar with Nikki Drury and Cindy Downend from the Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative. They will help you think about the importance of sustained, job-embedded professional literacy learning and coaching and what it looks like in the school environment.   

Nikki and Cindy will outline a variety of training options that prepare educators to take on this essential role in school leadership through institutes at Lesley University, live virtual trainings, and asynchronous online courses.


Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Nikki worked as a literacy coach and teacher in public school for many years before joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as an Intermediate Trainer. She has experience as a primary and intermediate classroom teacher and literacy instructional coach at the intermediate level. Over the years, she has worked with students, educators, and administrators to improve literacy outcomes. 



Cynthia Downend, Associate Director, Literacy Programs

Headshot of Cindy DownendCynthia Downend has worked at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative for 15 years, serving in the roles of primary level literacy trainer and currently as the Assistant Director for Primary Literacy Programs.

Cynthia has worked with many school districts across the United States to train and develop district level literacy staff developers, literacy coaches, classroom teachers, literacy interventionists and school administrators on a variety of topics related to improving literacy instruction.

Prior to her work at Lesley University, Cynthia held positions as a literacy coach, Reading Recovery teacher, and classroom teacher for over 20 years working in a variety of school settings including urban, suburban, and international schools.