Miriam Trehearne has been a classroom teacher, resource teacher, Program Specialist (exceptional needs students) Literacy Coach, Literacy Specialist and University Associate. Miriam’s passion is effective and engaging literacy teaching and learning for all students.
As a Literacy Specialist, she led a very successful research-based literacy initiative in a very large urban school district (156 elementary schools) which focused on 56 high-needs schools. The results “closed the literacy gaps” by third grade and have been documented by university researchers and an independent program evaluator. What more exciting and purposeful work can there be?
Miriam presently devotes much of her time to researching literacy best practices, presenting to and working with teachers, paraprofessionals, literacy coaches, school administrators and parents around the world. Miriam also supports individual schools and school districts with effective literacy reform through the development of Literacy Audits and School/ School District Literacy Action Plans and ongoing professional development including how to effectively implement PLCs to support whole school/district change. Miriam continues to write professional books, publish in journals and creates developmentally appropriate and engaging teacher/student literacy resources.