Rosalyn is an English Language Arts Consultant, an adjunct instructor, a former Board Member of the Michigan Reading Association, a lover of books, and a literacy advocate. The primary aim of her research and practice is to build teacher capacity, and by extension, empower students through equitable instructional practices. Her work examines the interconnectedness of literacy instruction, equity pedagogy, and disciplinary literacy. Shahid holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Education in Reading and Reading Specialist Endorsement (K-12) from Marygrove College, and a Ph.D. in Reading and Language Arts from Oakland University. She currently works as a consultant for Wayne County Regional Service Agency in Michigan.
As a first-year instructional coach, this conference gave me much to reflect upon as I head into the second half of the year. Hearing from others who have been on my journey was inspiring and energizing.— 2017 Conference Attendee
This conference was differentiated for the needs of my school leadership team. They were able to choose from a variety of sessions that addressed different areas.— Priscilla Hopkins, Principal