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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

October 7, 2020 Genevieve Arcovio & Rhonda Precourt, Literacy for All 2020 Speakers

Accountability for Independent Reading In-Person or From a Distance

September 21, 2020 Next month we're hosting the 31st Annual Literacy for All Virtual Conference, October 25-27 (Live + OnDemand).

Video: Debra’s Story—What does literacy mean to me?

September 17, 2020 Stephanie Affinito, Literacy Teacher Educator, Literacy Coach, Author, Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning, University of Albany, NY

A New Kind of Virtual Coaching Cycle