K-12 Literacy Conference

S2023, Closing Keynote

Shawna Coppola


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by Shawna Coppola, educator, activist, and author of books for literacy teachers and leaders.

Shawna, a veteran educator, is a Fellow of The Educator Collaborative and consults with schools and districts on liberatory literacy practices that affirm children and young adults while leading educators to critically examine beliefs and structures that can hinder or even harm children’s full development. Shawna is the author of books for educators, including Writing Redefined: Broadening Our Ideas of What it Means to Compose, Renew! Become a Better and More Authentic Writing Teacher, and her newest, Literacy For All: A Framework for Anti-Oppressive Teaching is available for pre-order.

Shawna is a frequent speaker and national literacy conferences; a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire’s Learning Through Teaching program; co-founder of Oyster Rivers Equity & Justice; co-founder of the Oyster River Cooperative School District’s Equity & Antiracism Team as well as member of other social justice focused community-organizing groups.

You can find her at The Educator Collaborative, at shawnacoppola.com and follow her on Twitter @ShawnaCoppola and on instagram at shawna_coppola.

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