Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Experienced as an elementary classroom teacher, K-5 reading specialist, and district literacy coach, Kathryn Starke is an outstanding presenter with an exceptional depth of knowledge about the most effective literacy practices. Passionate about the importance for every student to become an engaged, independent reader, she travels across the country helping schools achieve greater literacy success by motivating, supporting and inspiring students, teachers and educational leaders.

Kathryn is the author of Helping Your Struggling Readers Become More Successful Readers: Targeted Interventions that Work! (Grades K-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorships include Tackle Reading (Creative Minds Publications, 2017)and Amy's Travels (Creative Minds Publications, 2012).

You will leave this seminar equipped with many new and innovative strategies you will be able to use immediately for helping your students become more successful, independent readers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"My teachers love Kathryn's style and feel like she is truly here for them to become better reading teachers."

"We loved having Kathryn at our school. We are where we are today because of Kathryn's coaching. Her impact on us translates to incredible growth of our students, the greatest gift of all."

"Kathryn is immensely helpful. I've been teaching for 15 years and have never had anyone provide such helpful feedback."

"Kathryn is a positive person that my staff instantly trusted, respected and learned a great deal from."

"Kathryn is approachable and supportive in all aspects of literacy coaching."

"I am a better teacher because of Kathryn's guidance, direction, support, and expertise in reading."

"I was ready to quit teaching until I had the opportunity to work with Kathryn Starke. She is living proof that passionate teachers exist. Her enthusiasm for teaching is contagious."

"Kathryn's presentation is wonderful for a range of educators from novice to advanced. I am confident that our teachers will not only excel with their newly required reading strategies, but also our students will succeed."