About the Author

Amy Ellerman is an Instructional Coach at Maple Grove Elementary in Golden, Colorado. She is passionate about teaching and learning in a workshop model—any content, but if she’s being honest, Writing Workshop will always be her favorite. Exploring authentic and innovative models of professional learning is another area of intense study. Collaborating with teachers and students to grow and support communities of learners of all agesbecause everyone deserves to feel so invested in their own learning that they find themselves running to school.

Amy chaired the 2018 CCIRA Conference (Literacy Renaissance: Invention, Intention, and Close Study) and is currently Immediate Past President of CCIRA. This summer she was thrilled to join Colorado Writing Project as a Teacher Consultant. Another exciting professional milestone: Amy recently joined the team at Two Writing Teachers Blog as a contributing writer. (Her first post on #TWTblog will be published this August!)

Amy can be found on Twitter @sanderling12.