Company: Council Bluffs Community School District
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Ms. Gillespie’s unparalleled devotion to literacy is a result of the challenges she had to overcome in learning how to read; the educational system in effect during her childhood was not geared toward helping students with learning difficulties. Holding a master’s degree and Bachelor of Science in education, she exhibits a mastery of remedial reading and literacy coaching, which she fully utilizes in her postion at Council Bluffs Community School District. There, she serves as a remedial reading specialist and faculty coach for reading literacy. In addition, she assists with regular core curriculum design. With an extensive professional background as a reading and language arts educator, she is a regular keynote speaker and presenter for local, state, national and international conferences on reading and literacy. She has been honored with numerous awards, recognitions and nominations from Reading Is Fundamental, the University of Nebraska, Outstanding Young Women of America and the Douglas School District.
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