Dr. Suzanne Newell

As an avid reader, Dr. Suzanne Newell understands the power of words and the importance of sharing ideas. Her experience as a first-grade teacher allowed her to cultivate a love of reading in students. Throughout her career, she has worked in large and small and public and private schools as a primary grade teacher and curriculum administrator. For the past 19 years, she has worked as a curriculum specialist helping teachers and school systems to grow their capacities in the area of literacy instruction, to strengthen district-wide systems of support ensuring that students in every school within a district have common/quality access to literacy instruction, and to help connect the school context digitally so that students and teachers can experience the power that digital tools can bring to literacy learning.