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Contributor: Heather Rader

Heather has a fascination with what makes teaching and learning work. Her motto is "Stay Curious" and she embraces that in her personal and professional life. 

Heather taught in Korea, at a private school, as a homeschooling mom and a teacher-librarian, but most of her years have been spent teaching elementary students in public school. In 2005, she transitioned from the classroom to the role of an instructional coach working with 13 elementaries and a team of coaches in literacy.

In 2010, Heather was awarded Regional Teacher of the Year. She has presented for many organizations including Washington Education Research Association (WERA), Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP), International Reading Association (IRA) and ASCD. Her DVD On the Same Page is published by Choice Literacy as well as her first book: Side by Side: Short Takes on Best Practice for Teachers and Literacy Leaders.

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