Literacy

Areas of Support

Heartland AEA offers a variety of services in the area of literacy. Literacy consultants provide the following:

  • Professional learning opportunities in the areas of speaking, listening and reading and writing for grades K-12
  • Data analysis and interpretation of screening, progress monitoring, summative and formative assessments
  • Assistance with curriculum development
  • Support for selecting instructional materials
  • Sharing of research and resources connected to current educational developments 
  • Consulting and coaching of evidence-based instructional approaches

 

Important Contacts

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Lynn Bowen

Lynn Bowen

  • Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant

Districts: Des Moines

Jodi Cross

Jodi Cross

  • Curriculum Consultant-Reading

Districts: Carlisle, Indianola, Knoxville, Martsensdale-St. Marys, Melcher-Dallas, Norwalk, Pella, Pleasantville, S.E. Warren, Twin Cedars, Interstate 35

Destiny Eldridge

Destiny Eldridge

  • Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant

Districts: Des Moines

Becky Hinze

Becky Hinze

  • Curriculum Consultant-Reading

Districts: Baxter, Bondurant-Farrar, Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully, Newton, North Polk, PCM, S.E. Polk

Robin Koskovich

Robin Koskovich

  • Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant

Districts: Des Moines

Emily Reynolds

Emily Reynolds

  • Curriculum Consultant - Reading

Districts: Ankeny, Saydel

Barb Shutt

Barb Shutt

  • Curriculum Consultant-Reading

Districts: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, Dallas Center-Grimes, Perry, Van Meter, Waukee, Woodward-Granger

Jenny Sumner

Jenny Sumner

  • Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant

Districts: Des Moines

Janelle Thompson

Janelle Thompson

  • Curriculum Consultant-Reading

Districts: Johnston, West Des Moines

Judy Zeka

Judy Zeka

  • Curriculum Consultant - Reading

Districts: Ames, Ballard, Boone, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-Nesco, Gilbert, Nevada, Ogden, Roland-Story, United

Literacy