Lori A. Elliott, M.Ed.

Reader. Writer. Critical Thinker. Innovator.

EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Program Coordinator, Humanities (K-12)

Greenwich Public Schools

2017-Present

*GPS educates 9,000 students at 15 schools, including 3 magnet programs.


ESL Core Instructor

Alternate Route to Certification (ARC), Connecticut Office of Higher Education

2017-Present


2018 Conference Proposal Reviewer

International Literacy Association


Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment Coordinator
eSchool Teacher & Program Evaluator

Deer Valley Unified School District

2016-2017

*DVUSD educates 34,000 students at 39 schools and offers 150 eSchool courses.


Redesigned SAT Essay Rater

Educational Testing Services

2016-Present


ELA Consultant (K-12) and Write for Texas Coach

Region 10 Education Service Center

2015-2016

*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

2013-2015

*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

2012-2013

*RISD educates 38,000 students at 55 campuses.


Educator, Reading (7-8)
Parkhill Junior High, Richardson Independent School District

2006-2012

Coach, Girls Volleyball, Basketball, and Track

Student Assistance Team Leader (2009-2012)

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Examples of My Work

Determining Text Complexity

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.

The Text is the Vehicle

This is a presentation I created for the International Literacy Association conference and 600+ ELAR teachers in Garland ISD.

A New C&I

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.

District-Wide Professional Development Day (HS)

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.

National Guest Speakers

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)

Grammar, Grammar Everywhere! Teaching Written Conventions in Context (Focus: Complex Sentences)

Webinar Using Embedded Videos

Teaching Peer Conferencing

Teaching Peer Conferencing

Conference Presenter

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Personal Professional Development

CURRENTLY READING

  • 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

CURRENTLY WRITING

  • 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