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Nancy Motley - Educational Consultant

Nancy Motley's love for her students and her commitment to their education has motivated her diverse career path within the public system. She is currently an Educational Consultant for Seidlitz Education.

Nancy is the author of Talk, Read, Talk, Write: A Practical Approach to Learning in the Secondary Classroom. She is also the co-author of The Diverse Learner Flip Book, and has developed a variety of training sessions in thinking strategies, vocabulary development, non-fiction reading and writing, and ELPS implementation. Nancy’s previous educational roles included: classroom teacher, reading specialist, intervention program coordinator, professional development instructor, and curriculum developer.

Because of her dynamic approach to teaching and learning, she was awarded the Alief Independent School District's Teacher of the Year Award in 2003. While in Alief I.S.D., she specialized in increasing student achievement for a variety of special populations, including English Language Learners and students with Dyslexia.

She holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling that she uses to help teachers build strong, authentic connections with their students. Nancy lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two wonderful daughters.