I just wanted to thank you for your expertise and how you have helped me be a better teacher. Even though I have taught a long time (yikes) we can all learn from a leader like you. You keep us on our toes and you make me smile because you seem like such a fun person inside that very serious role. 'It's all good!'
---Elizabeth M., Grade 1 Evanston, WY
Elizabeth is a great facilitator because she’s a great listener. Her preparation and content knowledge are exemplary as well, but Elizabeth excels as a facilitator precisely because she’s always scanning the room looking for comments, and then taking those comments and paraphrasing them in a non-judgemental manner that moves the conversation along. That is a skill that only comes from deep listening, and Elizabeth is among the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to participate with.
---John D., District Coach NY, NY
Thank you, Elizabeth! Through your excellent training, you taught my colleagues and me how to do an informal running record assessment. Equally important, was the teaching of a guided reading group. Included, was the importance of word work and how to incorporate that into a guided reading group lesson. Thanks again for all your knowledgeable and beneficial teachings. I also want to thank you endlessly for spreading your passion!
---Theresa H., Grade 1 Marysville, WA
You have given me a new outlook on teaching and reaching my students.
---Crystal S., Coach NY, NY
You are a wonderful inspiration to all educators. Thank you for changing my way of thinking. You are fantastic!
---Alyson S., Coach NY, NY
Thank you for the new and different experience. You made it memorable and now I am re-energized.
---Edith R., Elementary School NY, NY
You've really inspired me with your energy.
---Rosalyn P., Middle School NY, NY
It's been a pleasure learning from your wealth of knowledge. Your high energy is contagious and quite refreshing. Thank you for helping me improve my craft.
---Keisha G., Coach NY, NY
You've planted the seed. Now, your dynamic work has grown into saplings. (That's us.) We all will eventually grow into strong, sturdy trees of knowledge. Collectively, we bring into being a forest of learning.
---Pam L., Grade 5 NY, NY
I had the privilege of having Lisa Dellamora as an adjunct professor in my education courses at NYU during my junior and senior years. Lisa’s evident passion for teaching, learning, and development of curriculum- specifically related to literacy- was a powerful facilitator of our cohort’s learning and direction in post-college education. In addition, Lisa shared her wealth of knowledge about “how” to teach with kids at the heart of learning and develop curriculum that was based on student strengths and needs.
One of the things I appreciated most about Elizabeth is how direct she is when coaching you. If she sees something that needs to be changed, she tells you. In our profession, that’s not always the case. I feel that her vast knowledge of writing and the writing workshop combined with her pragmatism helped me to develop my own teaching abilities. I was able to immediately apply ideas and strategies gained from her workshops in my classroom. I highly recommend Elizabeth!
---Jennifer H., Grade 1 Green River, WY
Lisa is an excellent facilitator. She is very informed about thinking maps and is very supportive in the implementation in your school. Not just because, she is trying to sell something but because she genuinely cares about the participants and the integrity of the work. Lisa is always extending a helping hand and whenever I need extra assistance she responds to emails right away. You won't be disappointed. Lisa is a presenter with character, ethics and that cares.
---Candice A., Grade 1 NY, NY