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Kathleen Skellie named Secondary Literacy Coach

January 5, 2015

Teacher working with a studentAs part of the $511,925 Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Dissemination Grant (STLE-D), which the South Glens Falls Central School District received in October, the district recently named SGF High School English teacher Kathleen Skellie the 7-12 literacy coach for the second half of the 2014-15 school year. Skellie has been a teacher in the district for 19 years.

Skellie will be supporting curriculum and instructional initiatives, as well as the Common Core Learning Standards in all content areas. She said she applied for the position to help her fellow educators discuss what we teach and how we teach, and said she views her position as an opportunity to help district educators share and refine their teaching practice.

“Although I will greatly miss being in the classroom, the opportunity to work with my fellow educators as they navigate the current transition in education will directly impact students,” Skellie said. “I look forward to working to support the growth of ongoing work, including stregthening curriculum, designing instructional tools to support students as they tackle difficult tasks and looking for authentic opportunities to engage students.”

In addition to the literacy coach, the STLE-D grant will be used to support effective principal practices and programs, and to build on the curriculum growth that was established through the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness 3 Grant, which the district received last winter.

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