–Rebecca Marsick, Lauren Francese, Barbara Robbins, & Dr. Rachael Gabriel–
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Rebecca Marsick has taught elementary school as well as English at both the middle and high school levels. She is currently a Secondary Literacy Coach for the Westport Public Schools in Westport, CT. She is also the co-author of Stretching Beyond the Textbook, an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, and presents on literacy at both local and national conferences. A lifelong reader, writer, and learner, she believes that inquiry and choice empower both students and teachers.
Lauren K. Francese has taught both middle and high school social studies and is currently the Social Studies Coordinator for the Westport Public Schools in Westport, CT. She is also the co-author of Stretching Beyond the Textbook and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education. She is the co-chair of the Fairfield County Regional Social Studies Council, and devoted to empowering young people to ask questions about themselves, their learning, and the world around them.
Barbara Robbins is an English teacher and science literacy coach at Staples High School. She has also run a program for at-risk ninth graders. Barbara earned her sixth year in administration at Sacred Heart University where she was awarded outstanding thesis in education and the silver medal for excellence. Barbara has co-written an English course titled Gender, Sex, and Identity and prides herself on being a teacher-leader in her department.
Rachael Gabriel is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. Rachael began her career in education as a middle school teacher in Washington, DC. Since then she has worked as a literacy specialist, new teacher advisor and intervention provider. Rachael is author of Reading’s Non-Negotiables: Elements of effective reading instruction and co-editor of Evaluating Literacy Instruction: Principles and Promising Practices, and Performances of Research: Critical issues in K-12 education. She earned a PhD in Literacy Studies from the University of Tennessee. Rachael’s teaching and research focus on: teacher preparation, development and evaluation, as well as literacy instruction, interventions, and related policies.