Meet Our Literacy Coach

Carrie McDaniel

carrie McDaniel, Literacy CoachMy 21 years of experience in education has helped to nurture my intense passion for the literacy needs of students.This literacy passion began as a Reading Recovery and classroom teacher of first, second, and third grades. As a Reading Recovery/Intervention Specialist in Shelby County I had the opportunity to work with students in grades K-5 of varying literacy levels, while also providing numerous literacy workshops to staff across the district.

I obtained my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown College, and later completed National Board Certification in Literacy. In 2013, I received an Innovative Instructional Grant for my integration of technology in the classroom, and my teaching videos were selected by the University of Kentucky for teacher training purposes. 

On a typical day I am collaborating with teachers to plan rigorous lessons,co-teaching in classrooms, meeting with grade level teams to analyze student work, determining next steps for instruction, and planning future professional learning opportunities for staff (just to name a few).

My husband Tony and I have two children, Hannah (14), Jackson (11), and an attention-hungry rescue dog, Chip. When I am not busy taxiing my children to cross-country and basketball practices, I enjoy planning Disney vacations with my family and creating personalized vinyl projects.