School districts – partial list (New York)

  • Baldwinsville Central School District, New York
  • Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School, New York
  • Homer Central Schools, New York
  • Solvay Union Free School District
  • Westhill Central School District

Comments:

“I wish to thank you for your involvement in our Professional Staff Development Day. Your contribution and your enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. Based on teacher evaluation, your workshops were quite popular and the thoughts that you shared were valued by all who attended.”

Kelly Barone, Former Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Solvay Union Free School District

“Thanks for sharing your guided reading model with our teachers. Through this model, our classrooms have moved from traditional reading groups to interactive learning communities.  Teachers seamlessly and effectively integrate content area reading.  Both teachers and students utilize the latest technology to research, evaluate, and present information. There are some pretty fantastic things going on…just ask our kids!”


Pamela Helmer, Teacher Leader, Grades Prek – 6, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School, New York

“I’ve introduced your Read-Along Guides to a few teachers who have used some of them. Our Librarian did a good job using them with a group of higher-level readers during a book club. Thanks for sharing.”

Elizabeth Carr, Literacy Coach & Coordinator, Homer
Elementary, Homer Central Schools, New York

“Ms. Athans is one of the best presenters I’ve ever seen at a staff development day in Solvay. She was knowledgeable, articulate, and grounded in reality. I especially appreciate the fact that she was well prepared, well organized, and that she brought pamphlets and displays for us to look at. Her presentation was excellent.”

Workshop Participant, Solvay Union Free School District

 “I like the simple idea of using Read-Along Guides to encourage comprehension. They were fabulous for addressing comprehension and thinking. The workshop was very well done. Thank you!”

Workshop Participant, Westhill Central School District

“The presentation had a lot of visuals and samples. This will be very helpful when I modify the ideas to make my own materials. I also liked seeing the video modeling the instruction. All in all, there were some great ideas for getting more out of our guided- reading lessons.”

Workshop Participant, Westhill Central School District

“It was wonderful and refreshing to have a qualified teacher who was extremely knowledgeable. The ideas and models were terrific! Thanks!”

Workshop Participant, Solvay Union Free School District

“This was a wonderful presentation to attend. I got so much out of it, and I am excited to implement these strategies into my own classroom. Ms. Athans was great!”

Workshop Participant, Solvay Union Free School District