Experienced, highly qualified and dedicated to successful outcomes for clients.


Biography:

Andrea Reade is the owner of Reade Consulting. She has worked with clients in a diversity of settings as focused as one-on-one coaching and consulting to as large as facilitating the strategic work of groups exceeding 100 participants. No matter the environment, Andrea brings a plethora of technical skills, a strong dedication to client and task and an inviting and collaborative demeanor that results in meaningful change, growth and success. She has done extensive work in talent development and training and is an expert facilitator who can bring together diverse mindsets to achieve a common goal. Andrea’s work roles have spanned leadership coach, project developer and manager, researcher, program evaluator, facilitator, strategic planner, graduate school instructor, professional development provider, curriculum administrator, literacy expert, consultant and technical assistance provider. She is also the founder of OWL On Demand Web-based Learning, a virtual learning platform for all-staff professional development in schools.

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Experience:

 

Talent Development, Leadership Coaching and Professional Learning and Literacy Expertise:

OWL On-Demand Web Based Learning - Founded a business focused on designing and developing a whole school and team based, asynchronous, virtual learning environment that provides high quality, evidence-based school staff professional development with additional administrative supports including leadership coaching. The on demand presentations and downloadable materials guide educators in deepening their knowledge and skills in a coherent set of content focused evidence-based strategies that are foundational to the best practices of teachers and leaders in schools today. 2019

Talent for Turnaround Leadership Academy - Northeast Comprehensive Center - National Team Member and State Lead for NH -  At the national level assisted in designing and facilitating in-person and virtual convenings to share research and best practice, and to support SEA-LEA teams to use evidence-based strategies for addressing gaps in the talent pipeline for low performing schools,  collected and analyzed formative and summative data to determine the effectiveness of implementation and then improve their strategies to attract, support, and retain excellent educators in the highest need schools. Delved into content related to priority strategies, such as new teacher induction and mentoring, and teacher and principal leadership, and created applicable site based solutions informed by teams’ problems of practice. At the state level designed and facilitated monthly work sessions of a state SEA and LEA team to develop and support implementation of a research based strategic plan for addressing talent development of teachers and leaders. Provided one-on-one leadership coaching to site based administrators. 2015-2018

Farmington, NH School District – Designed and delivered ongoing professional development in standards based instruction and planning that was aligned to the district educator evaluation and support system. Engaged educators and leadership through workshops, development of collaborative learning communities and leadership coaching experiences experiences. 2016-2018

United States Virgin Islands Department of Education – State Level Literacy Plan - Worked as core team member to develop a state level literacy plan.  Responsible for generating the adolescent literacy section which reflects a summary of the current research of comprehension strategy instruction, fluency and alphabetics, vocabulary, student motivation, discipline -based literacy, role of technology, writing, struggling readers and ELL, and role of assessments, as well as development of an implementation guide focusing on - Leadership & Culture; Standards-Based Curriculum; Instruction, Intervention & Data Based Decision Making;  Assessment Systems; Community & Family Involvement; and Professional Development. 2016

Fulton County Schools, Georgia - Middle and High School Literacy Implementation Plan - Developed a county level literacy implementation plan focused on adolescent literacy as part of a core team. Plan development was undergirded by research based best practices for all learners in middle and high school as well as identifying appropriate interventions for struggling readers and English language learners. 2016.

NEA- NH Fall Instructional ConferenceDesigned and delivered two-part workshop for New Hampshire educators - Implementing Common Core Standards in Literacy in Content Area Subjects in Middle School and High School I & II. Workshop I - Designed to provide teachers and coaches with an understanding of how text comprehension aids in the development of content acquisition.  Introduced participants to various strategies and tools for the explicit teaching of comprehension strategies and with techniques for using discussion as a means to foster comprehension. Attention given to the text based differences in various content areas. Workshop II - Designed to provide participants with direct application and practice of the strategies and tools introduced in Part I that foster comprehension using materials differentiated for science, social studies, and the English Language Arts. Materials utilized that attend to grade span differences at the middle and high school levels. 2015, 2016

Tiverton, Rhode Island School District - Designed and delivered professional development in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy to secondary education content area teachers.  2014

Northeast Comprehensive Center – RTI Leaders Network –Provided professional development to a network of educational leaders across nine states through developing a series of webinars and on-line resources to aid in their knowledge building of RTI/MTSS.  2013-2014

Lakes Region Curriculum and Instruction Assessment Summer Professional Development Institute-Wolfeboro, NH –Delivered key note address on Common Core State Standards and curriculum development; designed and implemented breakout sessions for content area teachers in English Language Arts, and school and district leaders; designed, conducted and analyzed data from pre-institute survey of regional educators to determine levels of knowledge and use of Common Core State Standards in their daily pedagogy.  2013

Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts - Instructor, Graduate Teaching Program -Designed and taught graduate students seeking certification in school leadership and reading. Courses taught: Disciplinary Literacy; Differentiation & Remediation in Reading. 2011-2013

Massachusetts Department of Education - Provided training to various school districts throughout Massachusetts in the Massachusetts Framework for Educator Evaluation. 2013 

Indiana Department of Education - Created on-line modules for teacher professional development in content area reading for middle school and high school students. 2011

Eastern Suffolk BOCES, New York – Designed a year-long embedded professional development series for Long Island high school principals from five districts to develop their knowledge and skills as literacy leaders that was dovetailed with a content literacy professional development experience for core teachers from each school through a series of workshops, site observation visits, critical feedback and dialogue sessions.  Embedded professional development incorporated the use of PLCs, reflective learning logs, conference calls, and ongoing student data collection.  2010- 2012

Center on InstructionWorked with a team of educational professionals from numerous institutes of higher education to develop research-based materials and resources on literacy and English Language Arts to support educators in improving academic outcomes for students; address the problem of struggling reader; and meet the instructional challenges of diversity in students' ability and readiness in learning to read.  2005 – 2011

National Reading Technical Assistance CenterPresenter - National Reading Conference, Anaheim, CA   Advancing Content Acquisition through Literacy K-8.  July 2010

New England Comprehensive Center - Worked with the Maine Department of Education to create a document and resource tools to assist schools and districts with the implementation of Common Core State Standards by helping them to understand the essential skills and knowledge students need in order to achieve the standards as well as to assist teachers and leaders in evaluating and choosing curriculum materials that align with the Common Core for the English Language Arts. 2010

New England Comprehensive Center - Promoting Student Literacy through Comprehension: Enhancing Teacher Preparation & Professional Development: A Symposium for Educational Leaders – Served on the design team to determine the content for the symposium; created tools for participants to use to enhance their educational learnings; provided expertise in selecting and reviewing research materials in literacy to use with participants; worked with lead research presenters Michael Kamil and Nell Duke to integrate their presentations into the larger purposes of the meeting.  2007

Sullivan Middle School, Lowell Public Schools, Lowell, Massachusetts, Instructional Specialist - Served as curriculum administrator in the school to coordinate, provide and oversee professional development in literacy for teachers to introduce, improve, and enhance pedagogical strategies - including standards based instruction and assessment practices. Modeled lessons, created peer coaching opportunities, and conducted classroom walkthroughs. Developed and worked with teachers in professional learning communities to enhance teacher knowledge and instructional practice. 2002-2005

Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Doctoral Teaching Assistant - Co-taught with university faculty member graduate level course Curriculum and Teaching: Middle/Secondary English.  Supervised, evaluated, and made recommendations for certification for graduate students in the Curriculum & Instruction Initial Licensure Program for Middle/High School English. Co-taught with university faculty member a graduate level class, Curriculum Design and Assessment a two-semester course focusing on standards based instruction and assessment. 1999-2002


Diagnostic Reviews and Evaluation Services:

Giant Screen Films - Dinosaurs of Antarctica - Process Evaluation - Serve as a member of a team to provide a process evaluation of a National Science Foundation funded project that focuses on the development and use of large screen films, aligned museum exhibits and instructional materials for teacher use with middle school students. Work includes examining the collaborative nature of the project partners - media specialists, television producers, museum professionals, educators, scientists, researchers and an author in developing and presenting the film experience as well as audience reactions and the achievement of intended learning goals. Evaluation methods include surveys, interviews, focus groups and assessment of capacity building and learning materials developed. 2018- ongoing

Scholastic Inc. - Program Evaluation, Schenectady, NY - Literacy Camp Program Implementation Evaluation - Conducted focus groups with teachers, classroom observations of the program across grade levels, and interviewing parents and children. Synthesized and analyzed data and developed report of findings. 2018

Farmington, NH School District Climate and Culture Survey - created and conducted survey of staff using on-line data collection methods. Provided stratified analysis of data to identify patterns and trends in responses. Created graphical data representation and provided oral presentation of summarized findings for administrative use in strategic planning related to talent management and professional development of staff. 2017

State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) Tennessee - SCORE Prize Evaluation - Conducted school site visits that utilize classroom observation, focus groups, and key informant interviews to determine levels of expert practice in the implementation of high standards, cultivation of strong leaders, quality instruction and use of data to enhance student learning.  2015

Aurora, Colorado School District - Diagnostic Reviews - Conducted school-level reviews based on the Colorado Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement School Level Standards and Indicators, Revised 2015 for Title IA Focus Schools and Title I schools with a Priority Improvement or Turnaround plans who were recipients of Diagnostic Review and Implementation Planning Grants. 2015

New York Department of Education - Evaluation of lesson plans from Supplemental Education Service (SES) providers to determine alignment to the Common Core State Standards based on the Tri-State Quality Review Rubric for ELA/Literacy. 2013- 2014

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program -  Evaluate the completeness and effectiveness of applications for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program which recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Provide written recommendations as well as by phone technical assistance to schools for improvement of applications. Discern quality differences in applications that are superior in nature and make recommendations for exemplary performance. 2014, 2015, 2016

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) - Evaluation of lesson plans and units for alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards as part of the educator resources made available by NASA’s Office of Education. 2014

Durham Evangelical Church, Durham, NH - Communications Strategy Development - Assist the church in reviewing current communications strategy and identifying areas not aligned to goals and objectives of larger church mission as well as individual ministries. Developed and analyzed large scale survey of over 500 congregants to determine experiences and perceptions related to communication avenues utilized. Used data to identify   specific areas in the church’s communication structure not meeting objectives and purposes and made recommendations for improvement. 2011-2012


Facilitation and Planning:

Maine and  New Hampshire Departments of Education – State Liaison for Northeast Comprehensive Center – Work with the Commissioners of Education, and senior staff to develop the annual work plan for all projects partnered with the Northeast Comprehensive Center which support each department’s efforts in priority areas related to student achievement and school improvement. Oversee the implementation of all project strands and maintain ongoing contact with project leads to ensure benchmarks are met and to address and resolve any organic issues that develop that could impede successful completion of the work. 2012 – ongoing

New Hampshire Learning Initiative – Provide planning and facilitation services to the NH Learning Initiative and the New Hampshire Department of Education including: Data collection and analysis of current principal leadership development practices across the state; Crosswalk development of current leadership standards being used at Institutes of Higher Education in New Hampshire to the recently released Professional Standards for Educational Leadership; Collaborative development of meeting agendas and facilitation of multiple stakeholder meetings to advance policy and implementation of a coherent principal pipeline in New Hampshire; and Writing of a summary report. 2017

New Hampshire Department of Education - Planned and facilitated meeting of key stakeholders in creating a framework for the Communication and Collaboration Action Plan.; assisted in the development and organization of a large scale meeting focused at policy makers, educators and other key stakeholders to develop their knowledge and understanding of competency education as Research Associate for RMC Research. 2014 - 2015

New Hampshire Department of Education - Facilitated Educator Equity Task Force to aid in the development of the state Equitable Distribution of Excellent Educator Plan and ongoing work of implementation , benchmarking an evaluating progress and communicating the work to diverse audiences within the state as Research Associate for the Northeast Comprehensive Center.  2014 – 2016

New Hampshire Department of Education - Facilitate ongoing work of the Effective Educator Task Force including the development of a Peer Review Model for Educator Effectiveness Models as Research Associate for the Northeast Comprehensive Center. 2014 - 2015

Maine Department of Education - Facilitated meeting of diverse educational stakeholders to aid in the development of state Equitable Distribution of Excellent Educators Plan. 2015

New Hampshire Department of Education - Facilitated RTI Task force of the NH DOE in the development of a white paper; creation of the Integrated Instructional Framework for Transformation: NH Model for Response to Instruction Implementation; and Strategic Action Plan for Professional Development as Research associate for the New England Comprehensive Center. 2008-2012

New York Department of Education - Statewide Comprehensive Literacy Plan - Designed and facilitated the work  of  a Statewide Literacy Team consisting of external stakeholders as well as internal NYSED representatives to develop a Birth through Grade 12 Comprehensive Literacy Plan. 2011


Grants and RFPs:

New Hampshire Department of Education - NGA Grant – Best Practices Support for Leadership Development, 2016 – sole writer

New Hampshire Department of Education - Facilitation, Communication and Community Engagement Support, 2014 – sole writer

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - District Review Process Evaluation, 2012 –contributing writer

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Master Agreement for Targeted Assistance, 2012 – contributing writer

Eastern Suffolk BOCES, New York - RTI in Literacy at the Secondary Level Professional Development Series, 2011 – sole writer

United States Department of Education - Comprehensive Centers Program, 2012, 2019 – contributing writer


Communication Tool Development:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - School Turnaround Videos – Project director and lead contributor for the development of videos highlighting best practices in MTSS and Family/Community Engagement in schools in Turnaround Schools in Massachusetts. 2017-ongoing

New Hampshire Department of Education - Created and developed communication tools to message about the state Equitable Distribution of Excellent Educator Plan as well as the Peer Review Process for Educator Effectiveness Models as component work within the Northeast Comprehensive Center technical assistance services.  2015-2017.

New Hampshire Department of Education - Created and developed a voice over PowerPoint video which articulates the efforts of districts and schools in New Hampshire in implementing competency based education based on College-and-Career Ready Standards. Refined and developed communication tools to provide ongoing information to key stakeholders at the community, school and state levels regarding state work in state standards and assessment.  2014-2015


Selected Publications/Presentations/Educational Honors

 

Reade, A. & Sayko, S. (2017). Learning about your child’s reading development. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Improving Literacy. Retrieved from http://improvingliteracy.org 

Reade, A. (2017). Supporting your child’s literacy development at home. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Improving Literacy. Retrieved from http://improvingliteracy.org

Lakes Region Curriculum and Instruction Assessment - Summer Professional Development Institute - Key Note Speaker  - Dovetailing Common Core State Standards and Understanding by Design Curriculum Development – Wolfeboro, NH, August 2013.

National Reading Technical Assistance Center – National Reading Conference Presenter - Advancing Content Acquisition through Literacy K-8 - Anaheim, CA, July 2010.

Eastern Educational Research Association- Presenter - Training Student Teachers in the Use of Reflective Practice for Improved Pedagogy – Clearwater, FL, March 2000.

Pi Lambda Theta – Honor Society in Education – University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Kappa Delta Pi – Honor Society in Education (President – Epsilon Pi Chapter) – Keene State College.

Sigma Tau Delta – Honor Society in English (Vice President – Upsilon Phi Chapter) – Keene State College.

Commencement Speaker – Honors Address – Baccalaureate Program – Commencement Services – Keene State College.