Jennifer Serravallo

About The Speaker

Jennifer Serravallo is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as a dozen other popular Heinemann professional books and resources that help teachers make goal-directed responsive strategy instruction, conferring, and small group work doable in every classroom. Jen is a frequent invited speaker at national and regional conferences and travels throughout the US and Canada to provide full-day workshops and work with teachers and students in classrooms. She is also an experienced online educator who regularly offers live webinar series and full-day online workshops, and is the author of two self-paced asynchronous online courses: Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content and Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes. Jen began her career in education as a NYC public school teacher and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Through TCRWP, and now as an independent consultant, she has spent the last fifteen+ years helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students’ goals. Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes.