F2022, Opening Keynote

Donalyn Miller

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Donalyn Miller is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Her teaching awards include TCTELA’s Elementary Language Arts Teacher of the Year (2011), Keller ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year (2010), ESC Region XI Teacher of the Year (2010), TEA State Finalist Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year (2010), Trinity Meadows Intermediate School Teacher of the Year (2010), and Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Region XI Rising Star Teacher (2008). In 2018, Donalyn was awarded TCTELA’s Edmund J. Farrell Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the language arts teaching profession.

Donalyn is the author or co-author of several books about creating engaging and inclusive reading communities for all children including The Book Whisperer (which has been translated into multiple languages), Reading in the Wild, Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids, The Joy of Reading, and The Commonsense Guide to Your Classroom Library.

She is the co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and founder of the #BookADay reading challenge. You can find her at bookwhisperer.com and on twitter @DonalynBooks.

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