Katie Clarke has been serving in education for over 20 years. Her educational career includes working in Maryland, Colorado and Pennsylvania in the capacities of classroom teacher, reading coach, instructional coordinator, consultant as well as supporting higher education at Cornell University. For the last several years, Katie has served in a consultant role focusing on professional development and coaching in literacy and has supported districts and schools across the country. She currently serves as a Literacy Specialist supporting Comprehensive School Improvement for Pennsylvania Department of Education. Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and earned both her M.Ed.in Literacy and Language Development and her Ed.S. in Administrative Policy and Organization from University of Colorado at Denver.