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Welome to SchoolRise, Dr. Nina L. Hasty! (September 2017)

We are extremely excited to announce that Dr. Nina L. Hasty has joined SchoolRise! Nina is a Michigan-based SchoolRise Consultant who specializes in Curriculum and Instruction, Differentiated Instruction; with a specialization in Literacy. She has held the positions of elementary teacher, literacy coach, professor, and education consultant. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Literacy. One of her favorite quotes related to education comes from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Literacy Collaborative, NY Meets (August 2017)

After our great August meeting, we’re looking forward to more productive meetings with the Literacy Collaborative team members from Andover, Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Franklinville, and Wellsville School Districts in NY!

We love how Edgewood teachers take risks! (September 2017)

We love how Edgewood teachers take risks and push themselves. It makes it a joy to work together!

Inspiring Day Working with Wellsville Secondary (August 2017)

What a productive and inspiring day working with Wellsville Secondary last week!

Excited to be kicking off the new school year with Andover Central School District in NY! (August 2017)

SR Consultants Jen Reichenberg and Cindi Holman and SR President Sarah Williams were on site at Andover Central School District today kicking off the new school year and partnership.  They were each given a domino by Superintendent Spangenburg.  He also gives them to all Andover CSD teachers as a reminder – each domino is unique, but needs the rest of the set to be truly useful.


Kamakau Teachers Prepare for New School Year (August 2017)

Kamakau teachers and SchoolRise consultant, Jackie Carroll, prepare for the new school year together. We’re thrilled to begin our 10th year partnered with this dedicated school!


Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg on being named a 2017 Reading Hall of Fame Emerging Scholar Fellow! (July 2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg on being named a 2017 Reading Hall of Fame Emerging Scholar Fellow!  Two fellowships are awarded annually to support scholars by pairing them with Reading Hall of Fame mentors and helping them maintain their focus on research and publication.  Dr. Reichenberg has been paired with SchoolRise co-founder and Reading Fall of Fame member Dr. Taffy Raphael.  Her current research focuses on literacy coaching at the secondary level.  

Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg is a New York-based SchoolRise consultant who specializes in literacy curriculum, instruction, and leadership. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Education at Medaille College. She earned her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning with a specialization in Literacy. 

Kamakau Kumu (May 2017)

Here are some of the Kamakau teachers with their professional portfolios.  They recently finished up data collection and analysis to be used in their Educator Evaluation System, which SchoolRise helped them develop.

Keep On Keepin’ On, Knapp Elementary! (June 2017)

On May 31, Knapp teachers gathered to evaluate evidence they collected during the piloting of their performance tasks this year. Knapp is working in Level 4 of the Seven Levels to Success and preparing for Level 5, at which time they will pilot their assessment system and begin organizing their staircase curriculum in reading.

Thank you, Baldwin Community Schools, for 4 incredible years of partnership! (May 2017)

Thank you, Baldwin Community Schools, for 4 incredible years of partnership! There have been many successes, challenges, and fun times. Baldwin Community Schools, under the stellar leadership of Dr. Stiles Simmons, began the Standards Based Change Process and 7 Levels to Success in 2013. It is our great privilege to support their work and share in their many successes. #7levelstosuccess