Debra Crouch works nationally as an independent literacy consultant, collaborating with districts and schools in designing professional learning opportunities. Her work empowers teachers, principals, and coaches to envision instructional decisions that matter for children—decisions about processes for learning that unfold over time, across texts and among practices. She actively shares her thinking and practices through long-term professional learning opportunities with districts across the country serving children from diverse backgrounds, languages, and socioeconomic needs.
Debra is a regular contributor to Okapi’s Teacher Talk series, crafting short articles on literacy instruction and is developer of a video series for Shared and Guided Reading, demonstrating lessons with students to consider instruction over time. Debra is co-author with Dr. Brian Cambourne, of Teaching Decisions That Bring the Conditions of Learning to Life, an article about the decisions teachers make to ensure learning occurs.