Katie Garner

Author; International Education Speaker & Literacy Consultant
Learning & the Brain Research Consortium; The Juilliard School CLIMB Literacy Outreach

Katie Garner, M.Ed., is an internationally known speaker, author and literacy consultant whose published work on Reading and the Brain has gained national recognition with the No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and RTI Initiatives. With 25 years of experience working with elementary classrooms across the US and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning, Katie shifts the paradigms associated with tradtional reading and writing skill instruction. Her "backdoor-to-the-brain" approach to phonics skill mastery has been featured in lecture and panel discussion at Harvard and MIT, and is the topic of her ongoing keynote series with North American literacy leaders, Dr. Richard Allington and Dr. Anne Cunningham, at the Vulnerable Learners Summits across the US and Canada.