Meet Our Early Literacy Coaches

Literacy Support

The foundation of our work comes from the suite of research-supported instructional practices that foster literacy development called the Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy. The Essential Instructional Practices are free documents designed for Michigan educators to improve literacy development. They provide research-proven, effective approaches to markedly improve literacy skills among Michigan’s students. Using these Essential Instructional Practices with every child, in every classroom, every day will help improve literacy among our youngest learners.

We Serve

  • Classroom teachers (individual and group coaching)
  • Principals
  • District administrators
  • Leadership teams
  • Support staff
  • Entire school or district

We Provide

  • Literacy and school renewal rounds
  • K-5 literacy coaching
  • Instructional Support
  • Evidence-based professional learning
  • Assistance is analyzing assessment data
  • Facilitation of grade level/ department meetings
  • Content Expertise
  • One-one consulting (curriculum adoption & implementation, scheduling, child study, intervention programs & practices)
  • Coordination of events, activities, or collaboration
  • Illuminate Support
  • Customized services that can be adapted to meet the needs of each building team, school, or district

We can customize a variety of professional development and support options for administrators, teachers, support staff, and more! 

For more information

Jennifer Gourd
General Education Supervisor