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.
The TRTW was an incredible training. I already have 3 TRTW lessons planned for the next couple of weeks. Nancy is charasmatic, purposeful and models the practices. The day flew by and it was time well spent!
Nancy was great as always! Her sessions were tailored to the specific grade levels and she was well prepared. The teachers were all positive and willing to move forward with the work we will continue with Ms. Motley and Seidlitz.
Nancy is the best! We have used her for the past two years and plan on continue to use her this coming year for our calibration walkthroughs with the 7 Steps.
Wichita Falls, TX
Nancy Motley - Educational Consultant
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