I’m the “LitCoachLady”- a K-6 literacy coach in multiple schools in Augusta, Maine. I’m entering my 30th year as an educator: a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher, and literacy specialist, and coach. I’m also the author of Close Writing: Developing Purposeful Writers in Grades 2-6 with Stenhouse 2016 with a new title in the works for 2018. My best “job” is being mom to two adored teens and wife to the love of my life. I have a passion for literacy that I love to blog about!