Literacy Professional Development and Services

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The Literacy Team at IU13 provides professional development related to best practices in literacy instruction through school-wide or small group sessions, as well as one-on-one coaching.

Our literacy staff represents a combined 68 years of experience in the K-12 field as classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, supervisors, and administrators.

Literacy Services and Technical Assistance

  • Curriculum and Instruction Audit
  • Literacy Walk-Throughs with Follow-up Conferences
  • Small Group or One-on-one Literacy Coaching
  • Customized Technical Assistance based on school or district needs

If you have questions about our literacy professional development or services, please contact Marisa Herr at 717-606-1654 or

Reading Supervisors/Title I Coordinators Network

This highly active network group meets five times a year to engage in discussions about Literacy and Title I Programming. IU13 school districts send at least one administrative representative to these meetings. A range of topics are included in each meeting’s agenda and could include: Pennsylvania Department of Education Updates, Professional Learning Opportunities, Best Practices in Literacy, Local Program Review, State Assessments, Parent Involvement, and other pertinent topics provided by the group.

For more information, please contact Marisa Herr at 717-606-1654 or

Secondary Literacy Points of Contact

This service provides a forum for training, networking, and collegial discussions about current secondary literacy topics and initiatives. School districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties send 1-2 teacher representatives to participate in four evening dinner meetings per school year. This teacher leadership group serves as a collaborative entity for regional and state professional development activities, and supports in capacity building and sharing in home districts and schools.

For more information about this networking group, please contact Ruth Delgado at (717) 606-1939 or