Listen. Learn. Teach. Terrie uses this philosophy as an innovator and a motivator, and it's evident as she leads, coaches and mentors thousands of K-12 educators about research-based literacy practices each year. She has a unique perspective on the need to unify all stakeholders around a vision for education to smash the literacy divide for millions of students. Her daily mission is to add value to educators to help influence transformational changes in school districts across the country by addressing the needs of marginalized students. Terrie seeks to share her expertise and passion for encouraging and illuminating a path towards success and measurable outcomes. Terrie has a Ph.D. in Literacy from St. John's University and is a John Maxwell certified speaker, coach, trainer, and member of the President’s Advisory Council. As Vice-President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, she works to ignite enthusiasm and excitement by building champion educators and administrators on creating cultures of Literacy and learning. If you looked at Terrie's resume, you would be confused. Her undergraduate and graduate degree work placed her in the field of criminal justice. However, it was through continuous listening and learning that led her on a journey in education starting out in Preschool teaching and administration, then becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner, and currently working towards a Ph.D. in Literacy and Educational Leadership from St. John's University. Terrie is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach. As Vice-President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, she works to ignite enthusiasm and excitement by building champion educators and administrators on creating cultures of literacy and learning.