Valerie Penniman

In collaboration with facilitators from Wheelock College and Westfield State College, Mrs. Penniman and her partners explore ways to differentiate reading instruction to increase student achievement. Study group participants at every grade-level review student work and data, identify questions about differentiating reading instruction across the curriculum, use new strategies to respond to student needs, and review subsequent data to inform future instruction. To share their learning, the group gives workshop presentations for all Amherst school district teachers and administrators, and makes presentations at local conferences for schools of teacher education.