|Lucy Calkins & Kathi.TC Manning Chapel. NYC.TCRWP Coaching Institute.10.24.11|
I'm so thrilled and excited for my best teacher friend in the world, Kathi Zotovich, who just got back from a whirlwind 12-hour days & 2-hour (homework) nights Coaching Institute with Lucy Calkins at The Teacher's College in NYC. Back in 1993, I began my first year teaching at Del Mar Elementary in Morro Bay, CA, and Kathi was my mentor and teaching partner. Over the last eighteen years, through school, state and position moves, we have remained the closest of friends and teaching colleagues. I'm so proud of her and even more excited that San Luis Coastal Unified School District finally recognized her as a integral force for changing the way they literacy instruction is delivered and assessed in her county...Kathi, you rock! It has taken you many years to prove it, but you have single handedly brought SLCUSD into the research base and best (literacy) practices of the 21st century! Finally, it is you, driving the literacy ship of your distict, congratulations! What an awesome position to be in...you are still my mentor! Thank you for sharing your TCRWP pictures with me....here are just a few from her week, taken at PS 199 in Queens.
Thanks Kathi, and PS 199Q for sharing!