Nadine Ruzzier has a doctorate in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, specializing in Early Childhood Education. She was an instructor and supervisor at Teachers College, Columbia University for six years. She worked with student teachers and their classroom teachers in a wide range of areas. Nadine also has twelve years of experience as a New York City public school teacher. Currently, she works as a literacy consultant in elementary schools, helping teachers to develop effective reading and writing instruction in their classrooms. She provides intensive support to teachers and administrators in implementing a literacy program that aligns their curriculum with the Common Core State Standards and incorporates elements of the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Nadine brings a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and a passion for learning. She builds supportive relationships with teachers in helping them to strengthen classroom practice and differentiate for all learners. She also guides teachers toward meaningful assessment and evaluation practices that inform instruction.