2022-2023 | Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Becoming a Writer (Cohort 2)

Registration open through 4/20/2023 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

This professional learning meets on Friday, April 28th from 8:30-12:00.

Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Becoming a Writer

This training will focus on the developmental progression of young children's writing. The stages of writing will be discussed and instructional strategies that help young children develop writing skills will be shared.


Dr. Mary Jimerson is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the Central Region Education Cooperative (CREC). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2001, her Master’s in Special Education in 2011, and her Ph.D in Special Education and Educational Psychology in 2022.

Mary began her career teaching at a private preschool while living in Minnesota. Shortly after this experience and moving to New Mexico she became interested in early childhood development and developmental trajectories of students with developmental disabilities. She has been in the fields of early childhood education and special education for over 20 years as a consultant and instructional coach. She believes every child has the ability to succeed and it is up to us to discover ways to support students and their families using evidence-based practices so our students can reach their fullest potential. She is currently an ECIC for the districts of Bernalillo and Grants and one of our Lead Facilitators for the FOCUS Professional Learning.


Katrina Gallegos, M.A. has been an Early Childhood Instructional Coach for the past 2 years. She has a New Mexico Level 3 Teaching License and has worked for over 10 years in the early childhood profession with extensive experience in Early Childhood Special Education.


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