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Heather Rodman

Literacy Trainer

What I like most about my role within the Center is…

Working with teachers. I love working, thinking, and reflecting with teachers about their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about teaching and learning.

What I believe in

Teachers! Teachers are the instructional decision makers in classrooms. They are the ones who make a difference in the world. I believe that every teacher is an agent of change. There is nothing more powerful than a group of teachers thinking, talking, and reflecting about their instructional practices.

Previous work highlights

PreK – 4th grade teacher for 18 years
Literacy Coach
Leveled Literacy Intervention Instructor

Favorite book

My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok

Fun fact

I was a high school crew coach for 10 years.

Education

Central Connecticut State University

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Featured Blog Posts

February 1, 2023 Gen Arcovio

4 Easy Tips for Efficient, Effective Interactive Writing Lessons

Interactive writing is an engaging way to build children’s understandings of sounds, letters, words and how they all work together to create a meaningful message. What are some ways you have made your interactive writing lessons effective and efficient?

December 21, 2022 Allison Briceño

Developing Justice-Oriented Readers

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker Allison Briceño breaks down ways teachers can use justice questions to develop justice-oriented readers.

December 15, 2022 Spring 2023 Online Graduate Courses

Spring 2023: Online Graduate Courses

By enrolling in an online graduate course, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace!