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Linda Murphy

Associate Director, Literacy Programs

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

I love working with teachers, thinking about effective practice together, and creating an instructional path of success for our students.

What I believe in

All students can learn, and it is our job to create the instructional path for them to achieve.

Previous work highlights

Principal of an intermediate school, Director of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading, District Trainer for Literacy Collaborative Intermediate, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader.

Favorite book

I have many favorites, and the list keeps growing!

Fun fact

I love to read! I also enjoy being in the mountains and on the beach.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, State University of New York Oswego
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Stony Brook State University
SDA in Educational Administration, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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Featured Blog Posts

October 4, 2022 Wendy Vaulton, Associate Director for Reading Recovery and Early Interventions

A is for Assessment: Considerations for linking assessment and instruction

Educational researcher Rachael Gabriel notes that a truly scientific approach to reading would acknowledge that “each student will require different kinds and degrees of support for component skills and the many processes of literacy” (Gabriel, 2021). But how do we uncover the kinds and degrees of support that will be most effective for individual students? Our best shot starts with assessment that is authentic, asset-based, actionable, and anti-racist. Think of these characteristics as a framework, wherein each facet supports the other in the development of responsive teaching.

September 14, 2022 Maria Nichols, Author & Consultant

Engaging Hearts and Minds Through Purposeful Talk

Create conditions and supports for engaging hearts and minds in ways that build depth of meaning making, compassion, and critical process for all students, including our youngest learners.

September 2, 2022 Cindy Downend, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Focus on Phonics: Five Tips for a Successful Beginning with Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Lessons

Daily systematic explicit phonics instruction is essential for students to learn how to read effectively. Consider these five pointers for organizing your time and materials from the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Systems.