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✎Our People

Our Expertise

The Educator Collaborative is a K-12 literacy think tank and educational consulting organization on working to innovate the ways educators learn together. We aim to serve children and the adults who teach, learn, and grow alongside them. We believe there is no greater professional development than hands-on-practice and conversation in the company of engaged educators.

We provide on-site, standards-aligned, literacy professional development services to schools, districts, national conferences, local reading councils, and universities. This includes speaking services and site-based professional development.

Our network of literacy consultants all hold a wide array of positions in education: classroom teachers, coaches, district leaders, authors, and professors. They are dynamic, driven, decorated, skilled, passionate about children and our profession, and hold the potential and promise for even greater impacts. They are specially selected to consult through the organization and once joined, have an opportunity to interact in this dynamic community of practice.

The Educator Collaborative is a place for this dynamic and diverse team of literacy consultants to come together to share ideas, develop bonds, and take up the work of changing classrooms to better our children.

What brings us together is a passion for innovation, a background in education, and a belief in children and our profession.

Books by our Current and Past Members

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Meet Our Consultants

  • All
  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Anti-Bias/Social Justice
  • Bi/Multilingual
  • Book Ambassador
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Content Area
  • IEP/Special Education
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Technology
  • Writing

About our Learning Network

Our network of literacy consultants are also active members of our TheEdCollab Think Tank, our internal professional learning groups that study, research, share, and develop cutting edge literacy practices and mindsets together. It is this dedicated, collaborative learning that keeps us on the leading edge of global literacy practice and grounded in today’s education landscape. Our work is woven from the fabric of our learning community and draws on the expertise and experiences of our network.


Fellows are distinguished members of our Think Tank. They are veteran educators who bring with them a wealth of experiences and roles across literacy education. Throughout our history, some of the most influential voices in literacy education have been part of our Fellowship. Fellows help shape our work and vision while also further developing their own pedagogy and scholarship. Fellows also provide literacy consulting and speaking services through The Educator Collaborative.

Book Ambassador

Our Book Ambassadors provide particular expertise to the organization and our members on new and upcoming titles, connections with authors and publishers, and build special learning opportunities throughout the year. Our Book Ambassadors are available for consulting, speaking, and provide support to schools developing text collections.

Meet Our Associate Cohort

The “Associate” is a rigorous, two-year commitment to learning with and contributing to the learning of the organization. Applicants are selected through a competitive application process, based on experience, expertise, and potential impact. “Associate” is a role as a junior-member that allows members the opportunity to work closely with the organization and help lead our thinking and work forward.

During the Associate year, a year of learning and service, these members are not available for consulting through TheEdCollab.

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2023-2025 Cohort

Coordinator of Innovation and Instructional Technology in Illinois
English Language Arts and Reading Teacher
Professor in Michigan
Founding Principal in Texas
Instructional Coach in Shanghai
Elementary Teacher in Washington
Educational Consultant
Teacher in Vermont
Instructional Coach in Chicago
Teacher in Texas
Curriculum Supervisor in New Jersey
Educational Leader
Educational Leader in Connecticut

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2021-2023 Alumni Associate Cohort
Educational Consultant in Texas
Second Grade Teacher in Singapore
K-12 Curriculum Supervisor in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley
Educational Consultant in Illinois
6-12 ELA Curriculum Coordinator in Woburn, Massachusetts
First Grade Teacher at the American Foundation School of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico
Instructional Coach in Hartford, Connecticut
K-8 Instructor in Maine
Associate Professor in Urbana, IL
Fifth grade ELA teacher in West Orange, NJ
Literacy Coach from Seattle, WA
Middle School English Teacher and 20-21 San Bernardino County Teacher of the Year in San Bernardino, CA
Middle School Principal in Paramus, NJ
2020-2021 Alumni Associate Cohort
4th Grade Teacher in Teaneck, New Jersey
Literacy Coordinator in Anglophone West School District in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
K-12 Curriculum Supervisor in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley
Literacy Coach in London, England
Co-Author of Stretching Beyond the Textbook and Secondary Literacy Coach for the Westport Public Schools
K-4 Supervisor of ELA in Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District in Somerset County, New Jersey
Assistant Principal of Intervention in suburban Chicago.
Author of Let's Talk: Managing One-on-One, Peer, and Small-Group Conferences
Teacher in Los Angeles, California
Literacy Coach from Seattle, WA
Assistant Professor in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Former Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico
Educator in Bronx, New York
Assistant Principal K-2 at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico
High School Reading Specialist in Columbia, Maryland
2018-2019 Alumni Associate Cohort
Director for Student Engagement in the Office of Equity Affairs for Wake County Public School System
Fourth grade Teacher and district professional development provider in New Jersey
Literacy Specialist and doctoral candidate in Texas
Technology Resource Teacher and Student Technology Coach at St. Patrick Catholic School in Louisville, KY
Co-Author of Stretching Beyond the Textbook and Secondary Literacy Coach for the Westport Public Schools
Intermediate level Teacher and doctoral candidate in Illinois
Author of Let's Talk: Managing One-on-One, Peer, and Small-Group Conferences
Professional Learning Specialist in Texas
Former Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico
Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach in Random Lake, WI
Learning Leader and 5th grade Teacher in the Spanish Bilingual Program of the Calgary Board of Education

In Memory of our Colleague, Dr. Roz Linder

We invite you to visit this page to learn more about her legacy and watch videos from our archives of Roz in action.