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Diane Sweeney has been a national consultant since 1999. After teaching and coaching in the Denver Public Schools, Diane served as a program officer at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver. Since then she has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.
The author of Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin Press, 2016), Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin Press, 2013), Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin Press, 2010), and Learning Along The Way: Professional Development by and for Teachers (Stenhouse, 2003), Diane holds a longstanding interest in how adult learning translates to learning in the classroom. Diane holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver and a Master’s in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Dr. Laura Lang
Dr. Lang is a Lecturer and Senior Outreach Specialist with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also works as an independent literacy consultant, with collaborations across a wide range of schools and organizations in WI and in the Chicago-area. Dr. Lang received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (Literacy Studies) at the UW-Madison in 2012, her M.S.Ed in Reading Instruction from National Louis University in 2000, and her B.S.Ed (Secondary English education) from Northwestern University in 1996.
Dr. Lang also serves as Past-President of the Madison Area Reading Council, a local affiliate of the Wisconsin State Reading Association and recently participated as a fellow with the Greater Madison Writing Project. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and as reviewer for Teaching and Teacher Education. She has coauthored multiple texts for educators, most recently “Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices across the Disciplines” (2015, Guilford Press)
Dr. Catherine Compton-Lilly
Dr. Catherine Compton-Lilly is a Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was an elementary school teacher for 18 years. She is the author of Reading Families: The Literate Lives of Urban Children (Teachers College Press, 2003), Confronting Racism, Poverty and Power (Heinemann, 2004), Rereading Families (Teachers College Press, 2007), the editor of Breaking the Silence (International Reading Association, 2009), and co-editor of Bedtime Stories and Book Reports: Complexities, Concerns, and Considerations in Fostering Parent Involvement and Family Literacy (Teachers College Press, 2010).
Dr. Compton-Lilly has authored articles in the Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, The Reading Teacher, and Language Arts. Dr. Compton-Lilly engages in longitudinal research projects that last over long periods of time. In her most recent study, she followed a group of eight inner-city students from grade one through grade 11. Her interests include examining how time operates as a contextual factor in children’s lives as they progress through school and construct their identities as students and readers.
Stephanie Shedrow is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A former middle school ELA teacher and literacy coach, Stephanie's research focuses on the impact of standardized assessments on children and families. Stephanie has also taught a variety of literacy methods courses for the Elementary Education programs at UW-Madison and UW-Oshkosh in addition to serving as a cohort supervisor.
Stephanie holds a BA in Secondary English Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a M.Ed in Literacy Education from the University of Nevada. In addition, she works as an instructional designer in the Office of Education Outreach & Partnership at UW-Madison.
Julie Wright is a teacher, instructional coach, and consultant with over 20 years of experience in education. She taught at the elementary level for 14 years in Upper Arlington, OH and led district-wide professional development for literacy and social studies teachers for six years. She served as an adjunct faculty member at Ashland University, teaching graduate courses focused on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Julie worked as an instructional coach at Harlem Village Academies in NYC. Currently, she works as an instructional coach for reading teachers and serves as the RTI coordinator for Mamaroneck Union Free School District.
Julie is a contributor to Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy, and has written for Heinemann’s Digital Campus titled Love Letters. Julie is working on a book focused on what matters most in education today. She holds National Board Certification as well as a B.S. in education, a master’s in language arts and reading, and extensive school leadership post-graduate work (including a pre-K through grade 9 principal license) from The Ohio State University.
Lindsay Stoetzel is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A former HS and middle school ELA teacher, Lindsay's research focuses on teacher education and professional learning for both preservice and practicing teachers. She has also taught a variety of literacy methods courses and supervised for the Elementary Education program at UW-Madison.
Lindsay coordinates the Student-Centered Coaching Certificate as an Outreach Specialist in the Office of Education Outreach & Partnerships. In addition, she works as a partner to the Madison Metropolitan School District in developing and supporting their professional development for coaches. Lindsay holds a BA in English Secondary Education from Grand Valley State University and a MA in Educational Technology from Michigan State University.
Dr. Gwyneth Hughes
Dr. Gwyneth Hughes works in the Education Outreach and Partnerships Office at UW Madison. She has been providing mathematics professional development in-person and online to K-12 teachers for the past seven years. Her background includes teaching high school mathematics and a PhD in Geoscience.