Regie Routman is an internationally respected teacher and author who speaks at major educational conferences and conducts full-day workshops for educators. Her current work and focus involves weeklong school residencies where she does daily demonstration teaching in classrooms, coaches teachers and principals, and facilitates ongoing professional conversations and whole-school change. An outgrowth of her residency work, primarily in high needs schools with underserved students, has been to organize a national conference on Urgency and School Change. The first conference took place in March 2011 in Seattle.
Regie Routman‘s teaching experience of more than forty years includes being a classroom teacher (for most of the elementary grades), a reading specialist, a learning disabilities tutor, a Reading Recovery teacher, a language arts resource and mentor teacher, a staff developer, and a literacy coach. Her books are widely acclaimed as providing a solid, research-based understanding of language learning along with a wealth of practical ideas and extensive, annotated resources. Because Regie writes in an honest, personal, and encouraging voice based on her daily experiences in classrooms, teachers find her books and ideas are easy to read, understand, and apply to their own teaching and learning.
Her latest work, Regie Routman in Residence comprises three ground-breaking, video-based professional development projects for teachers, coaches, and leaders seeking to raise and sustain literacy achievement in their schools.