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Lisa Messina

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Degree:  Ed.M., Harvard Univesity, (2007)
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Faculty Assistant:  Ela Sikorska


Lisa Messina has spent fifteen years building an understanding of instructional leadership and the role of literacy coaches, teacher leaders, and leadership teams in school improvement. As a Department Chair, Title I Coordinator, and district literacy coach, she has extensive experience providing professional development for literacy coaches and teachers using video and protocols for collaboration. She has spent the last five years designing and facilitating professional development for school-based literacy coaches, facilitating a teacher leadership program, and working with administrators concerning curriculum, instruction and interventions for struggling readers. She is currently facilitating the Disciplinary Literacy Network, a professional development and leadership network designed to create a cohesive vision of instruction through collaboration between coordinators, coaches, and teacher leaders, building leadership capacity, and redesigning the role of the literacy coach. Messina has been an Instructor for ED 166: The Centrality of Literacies in Learning & Teaching at Stanford University, a graduate course for pre-service teachers in adolescent literacy and effective instructional practices for developing disciplinary literary skills within and across disciplines. She has also been hired as a consultant by school districts interested in creating professional learning communities grounded in the use of effective protocols and creating a cohesive vision for instruction and collaboration across disciplines.

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