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Literacy Specialist
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Literacy Specialist

In the Department of Curriculum & Teaching

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  • Lucy Calkins
    Robinson Professor in Children's Literature

    Office Location: 8th Floor Thorndike Hall
    Office Hours: No office hours have been posted.

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  • Marjorie Siegel
    Professor of Education

    Office Location: 312A Zankel
    Office Hours: No office hours have been posted.


  • Melanie Regan

    I feel extremely fortunate to have been a student in the Literacy Specialist program. My beliefs about the teaching of reading and writing developed in significant ways during the program, as did my teaching skills. In addition to the challenge to teach in new, more authentic ways, I experienced a shift—a big stretch—in my identify as a reader and a writer. I learned from the likes of Carl Anderson, Kylene Beers, Lucy Calkins, and Ralph Fletcher. Throughout my year, I tried to embody what Kathy Collins told us: “Learning to be vulnerable will really grow our teaching.” Being vulnerable was not always easy, but it was worth it! This is a mantra that I will take with me through the rest of my teaching career, and life.

    - Melanie Regan, 3/4 Teacher, Grant Ave. Elementary, Bronx