Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bio: Meghan Retallick

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."--Japanese Proverb

Meghan is beginning her second year as a reading specialist/literacy coach for the School District of Rhinelander, working primarily with students and staff in grades 4-12.  Prior to this position, Meghan spent seven years as a classroom teacher working in several districts in Wisconsin teaching English/Language Arts in grades 6-12.  One of her favorite successes as a teacher was taking something many consider "boring" and making it relevant and engaging for students. One of her favorite aspects of her role as a reading specialist is being involved in collaboration between teachers and administrators to further learning to better instruct all students.   She is influenced greatly by the work of Jim Burke, Jeff Anderson, Barbara Marinak, and Linda Christansen when it comes to best practices in the teaching of reading and language arts.  Meghan is also very inspired by the work of Cathy Toll and Andy Hargreaves about coaching, leadership, and promoting change in education.
On a personal note, Meghan is a wife and mom, happily raising two daughters (ages six and four) in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  She loves music, reading, theater, yoga, football, hockey, and the outdoors.  Meghan believes in working to live a balanced life and enjoying the little things.

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