“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”
I feel fortunate in my career as an educator that I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles to support students who struggle. I have been a special education teacher; I have provided support as a reading specialist and a curriculum support specialist; I have worked at the classroom level, school level, and the central office level; and I have also been an administrator providing support to teachers and other administrators, while focusing on literacy curriculum, students with learning disabilities, and professional development. By far, the most rewarding experience of my past thirty years in the field of education has been building those “ah-ha” moments with the children who need us the most.
Additionally, for the past eleven years, I have worked with pre-service teachers at the university level in the areas of literacy and learning disabilities, and I have learned so much from them. Beginning teachers have a hunger for information and a desire to succeed that is incredibly rewarding. I also continue my focus on working with teachers and administrators from a variety of school districts, providing high quality professional development. My goals in professional development reflect the needs that I hear from the teachers and administrators with whom I have worked, and I look forward to providing consultation services and professional development to you, your school, or your district, helping you make that important learning connection in an effective, professional growth experience.
Feel free to contact me with your professional development needs.
Denise M. Gudwin, Ph.D.