Lucy CalkinsRobinson Professor in Children's Literature and Robinson Professor in Children's Literature, Director of the Literacy Specialist Program, and Founding Director of the Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University
Lucy Calkins is Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and of the Reading and Writing Project LLC, as well as the Robinson Professor in Children's Literature at Teachers College where she co-directs the Literacy Specialist program. She is the author of many books on the teaching of reading and writing, including her trademark sets of Units of Study books supporting K-2 and 3-5 writing and 3-5 reading. Her foundational texts also include The Art of Teaching Reading and The Art of Teaching Writing. Her other publications include One-to-One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing (co-authored with Laurie Pessah) and Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent’s Guide. She is also the series editor of the Workshop Help Desk. This year, Lucy is leading a specialty course on developing performance assessment tools aligned to the Common Core State Standards.