Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching, and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years. She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary’s College’s Kalmanovitz School of in Moraga, California.
In addition to consulting and professional development, she has been on staff at national education reform organizations, including the National Equity Project and the former Bay Area School Reform Collaborative (BASRC). She has trained instructional coaches in reading development, especially targeted at students of color and English learners. She has also designed national seminars such as the three-dayTeaching with A Cultural Eyeseries for teachers and school leaders. She is regularly invited to present at regional and national conferences. She has authored articles that have appeared in publications such asPhi Delta Kappan. Along with a focus on culturally responsive teaching, Ms. Hammond has a strong research agenda around literacy, vocabulary development, and equity. She has designed culturally responsive tutor training programs aimed at volunteer reading tutors for a variety of non-profit organizations. She currently designing a literacy program to accelerate low reading skills among high school students. She holds a Masters in Secondary English Education. She also writes the popular ready4rigor.com blog. Zaretta is the proud parent of two young adult children, both of whom she taught to read before they went to school. She resides in Berkeley, CA with her husband and family.
This professional learning opportunity is brought to you through a collaboration between Learning Forward Nevada, Northwest Regional Professional Development Program, and Washoe County School District - Curriculum and Instruction
Due to school cancellations, Washoe County School District Teachers are required to participate in a professional learning day on June 12th. The summer institute has been approved by WCSD as an alternative opportunity in replacement of site based learning. WCSD teachers will receive 1 credit for the institute, while other participants will be able to receive 1.5
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