Lori A. Elliott, M.Ed.
Reader. Writer. Critical Thinker. Innovator.
Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, anticipated completion 2018
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Master of Education, ELL & ELAR Curriculum & Instruction, Honor Society, 2011
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, English, Cum Laude, 2004
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Program Coordinator, Humanities (K-12)
*GPS educates 9,000 students at 15 schools, including 3 magnet programs.
ESL Core Instructor
2018 Conference Proposal Reviewer
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Coordinator
eSchool Teacher & Program Evaluator
*DVUSD educates 34,000 students at 39 schools and offers 150 eSchool courses.
Redesigned SAT Essay Rater
ELA Consultant (K-12) and Write for Texas Coach
*Region 10 serves 80 public school districts and 47 public charter schools. The 2014-2015 student enrollment includes 812,655 students in nine North Texas counties.
Coordinator, Secondary ELAR (6-12)
Garland Independent School District
*GISD is the second largest school district in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and the 12th largest district in Texas educating 58,000 students at 74 schools.
Secondary Literacy Coach
Richardson Independent School District
*RISD educates 38,000 students at 55 campuses.
Educator, Reading (7-8)
Parkhill Junior High, Richardson Independent School District
Coach, Girls Volleyball, Basketball, and Track
Student Assistance Team Leader (2009-2012)
Examples of My Work
This session was created so campus administrators/coaches could deliver the much needed information to their own teachers while maintaining the fidelity of the content and the district's message.
This is a presentation I created for the International Literacy Association conference and 600+ ELAR teachers in Garland ISD.
This is a presentation delivered to the school board addressing the new curriculum and learning management system and how both supported the district's new strategic plan.
This is a sample of the conference-style professional development days I organized and led for all middle schools and high schools in Garland ISD.
I created this newsletter to publicize the numerous nationally recognized guest speakers the literacy team will host at Region 10 beginning April 2016. I was responsible for booking the speakers and marketing their sessions to our 80+ districts.
Webinar Using a Backchannel
Grammar, Grammar Everywhere! Teaching Written Conventions in Context (Focus: Complex Sentences)
Webinar Using Embedded Videos
Teaching Peer Conferencing
Personal Professional Development
- Studying Your own School, by Anderson, Herr, Nihlin
- Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality, by Jeannie Oakes
- On The Same Track: How Schools Can Join the 21st Century Struggle Against Resegregation, by Carol C. Burris
- Improving Early Literacy: A Diverse Approach (grant)
- In the Name of Tracking: Why Do We Separate Our Students?
- Problem of Practice: Building Teacher-as-Writer Personas to Improve Writing Instruction in Classrooms