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We support educators with current information about best practice in literacy instruction.

Jan Morris has been an educator for 30 years. Her experience ranges from being a classroom teacher to a literacy coach on Title I compuses, a Reading Recovery teacher, training through the Literacy Collaborative Project (a comprehensive school reform / literacy project founded at Ohio State by Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas) as well a Literacy Facilitator in the Humble ISD Elementary Reading Department for 12 years. Jan has a degree in Elementary Education and Reading from Sam Houston State University. Jan has been married for 44 years, has two daughters and six wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 18. She retired from Humble ISD in June, 2014 but can't imagine not continuing her passion for bringing teachers and "best practice" together. She has worked with schools/teams to implement balanced literacy in their classrooms helping teachers tap into the potential of all students.

Jan powers through planning sessions with passion, a firm belief in balanced literacy and Diet Coke.

Jenny takes drastic measures to amp up the energy before today's staff development. Fueling to move Mountains and Dew more with balanced literacy!

Jenny McDaniel's experiences in education range from special education co-teacher, campus instructional coach, assistant principal for 11 years, and district literacy specialist. Her core belief that every child can succeed is based on her background in special education: teaching students in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities through 5th grade. A self-proclaimed book nerd, Jenny has witnessed how a balanced approach to teaching literacy allows all children (no matter gifted or special needs) to feel success and reach their potential as a lifelong reader and writer. She finds great joy in reading, researching and giving teachers practical instructional / management tools to use in their reading / writing workshop the very next day.

Jenny received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in English / Child Psychology and her masters from Stephen F. Austin University. Jenny lives with her husband, 7th grade son, 3rd grade daughter and her fur baby pug, Otis.

JM Literacy Consulting, P. O. Box 5665, Kingwood, TX 77325       Jan Morris 281-701-1433 - Jenny McDaniel 281-299-2682

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