Kylene Beers is a former middle school teacher turned teacher educator who spends her time focusing on the needs of struggling readers.
The author of When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do, Kylene's understanding of kids, reading, and teaching makes her a sought after speaker. Collaboration with co-author and colleague Bob Probst has resulted in two best-selling books - Notice and Note, Strategies for Close Reading; and, Reading Nonfiction: Stances, Signposts, and Strategies.
In 2008-2009, she served as President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and in 2011 she received the NCTE Exemplary Leader Award given by the Conference on English Leadership. She has served as a consultant to the National Governor’s Association Education Committee, was the editor of the national literacy journal Voices from the Middle, taught in the College of Education at the University of Houston, was Senior Reading Researcher for the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, and has most recently served as the Senior Reading Advisor to the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University.
You can follow Kylene on Twitter @KyleneBeers or on her Facebook page or her blog at KyleneBeers.com.