District Literacy Coach

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Paula Bourque 
C.A.S in Literacy Leadership and National Board Certified Teacher

Hi all, 
My name is Paula Bourque, (rhymes with work!) the district's instructional coach for literacy at all 4 elementary schools.  I'm embarking on my 32nd year of teaching and I am passionate about reading and writing. I work directly with classroom teachers on instructional strategies, assessing students, and implementing our new literacy curriculum. Our district has just adopted reading and writing programs from The Center for Collaborative Classroom, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to support the academic as well as the social and emotional development of the students we all serve. I am very excited about the engaging and research-based instruction this will offer our students. 

I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early/Middle Childhood Literacy: Reading-Language Arts and have a Certificate of Advanced Study-C.A.S- (like a 2nd Master's degree) in Literacy Leadership. 

I also create and present professional development workshops for K-12 teachers in the district. When I'm not working in Augusta schools, I teach graduate courses, present at national conferences, and write professional books for teachers. My first book Close Writing: Developing Purposeful Writers in Grades 2-6 was published with Stenhouse in 2016. My next book will be released later this year: Spark! Quick Writes to Kindle the Hearts and Minds in Elementary Classrooms.  Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions about literacy in our district. I am dedicated to supporting the  learning of all students, teachers, and parents. 
Please visit my WEBPAGE webpage


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