Brenda Wallace is a K–12 literacy consultant who works in partnership with diverse districts to co-create needs driven, meaningful literacy learning and caring communities. Brenda is currently consulting for Accelerated Literacy Learning where she works alongside educators to develop professional learning communities, implement reading and writing workshops, and advance content knowledge and teaching expertise in order to engage students in purposeful, intellectual work. Honoring and energizing teaching, as well as promoting relevant learning, are at the heart of Brenda’s collaborations. She is also currently a writer for Pepper’s innovative, online professional development courses.
Brenda has been supporting educators for twenty years. She was a Staff Developer with Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project; an Instructor in The Department of English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; a consultant with the nationally renowned Community School District 2 in NYC; and the Co-Director for the K-8 Literacy Initiative in District 15 in Brooklyn, NY. Brenda has collaborated with organizations such as The Noyce Foundation where she was the consultant for the Every Child a Reader and Writer Initiative and with the Carnegie Foundation’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching to create the InsideWritingWorkshop video collection.
Brenda has graduate degrees in education and in writing from Columbia University’s Teachers College and from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.