F2016 – Culturally Relevant READ ALOUD Texts, 6-8

Juli-Anne Benjamin & Dominique Kelly

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Juli-Anne Benjamin is a career NYC educator and has dedicated her life in the service of children, both nationally and internationally having taught in South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and most recently in New Delhi, India at Delhi Public Schools.   High qualified, lifelong learner who is trained in workshop model methodologies, Juli-Anne loves to read and knows books like the back of her hand.  She is a read aloud champion and routinely grounds her practice in culturally relevant and thematically aligned texts that mirror student demographic and the urban environment at large.  Juli-Anne holds several Masters degrees in English Education and School Leadership, has been featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, proudly served NYC teachers as an Instructional Coach for the last several years and is stepping into her 19th year of service within NYC public schools.  Juli-Anne has recently married her love of classroom teaching with the professional lens of instructional coaching and is the Founder of @EdCampBROOKLYN.  She is deeply committed to teacher leadership and effective professional development that arms teachers with the most innovative and practical pedagogical tools that have rich impact on student learning.  

Dominique Kelly is a graduate from The University of Maryland Eastern and Relay Graduate School of Education.  She is a 10 year veteran English Language Arts Educator who has taught in middle schools in the Washington, DC area and Brooklyn, NYC.  She is passionate about introducing children to a variety of literary genres and strongly encourages written and verbal discussions about books.  Dominique, has provided professional development aligned to middle school reading and writing instruction to her peers and colleagues in her schools and schools within Washington, DC.  Not only is she passionate about teaching reading and writing, Dominique has also worked as a freelance journalist contributing to The Washington Times and a variety of other online publications.  Literacy and writing is her passion and she believes all children deserve to be exposed to quality literature that they love and will share with their friends and family members alike. 

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