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Nikki Drury

Literacy Trainer

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

Every day I get to immerse myself in my favorite topic: Literacy!

What I believe in

I believe language is powerful, and when we give students the ability to use language, we empower them to shape the world with their words, learn more about themselves and others, and delight in the pleasures of great literature. 

Previous work highlights

Before coming to the Center, I was a classroom teacher and literacy coach.

Favorite book

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

Fun fact

At 10 years old I was the Texas state baton twirling champion.

Education

BS Interdisciplinary Studies, Sam Houston State University 

M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Texas A&M  

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Featured Blog Posts

February 23, 2024 Gen Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Teaching for Fluency All Day, Every Day

Here are a few tips to integrate intentional teaching for fluency, without adding anything new to your day.

February 12, 2024 Mary E. Cronin, Literacy Coach & Author

New Diverse Titles to Add to Your Classroom Library

Inspired by the first session in our Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series, Literacy Coach Mary Cronin shares a few book recommendations of her own.

February 1, 2024 Jennifer Orr, Fourth-Grade Teacher & Author

Facilitating Conversations about Race: Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series

Jennifer Orr, our next Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker, discusses how books can serve as a starting point when facilitating conversations about race.