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.
Of all the professional organizations, Learning Forward is the only one where I truly belong as a professional learning advocate. Here, I know that my growth truly matters as it impacts the success of the students in my district and beyond.— Amanada Ball
This conference was first class all the way. It helped me get a better understanding of many of the various aspects of professional learning and what it looks like across the country/world. I had heard nothing but positive comments about this conference and it did not disappoint. I appreciate all of the learning opportunities and the support of the staff.— 2018 Attendee