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Lisa Eickholdt is a teacher, author, speaker, and consultant. She currently works as a middle school literacy coach. Throughout her career, she has taught students from kindergarten through college in various capacities including as an elementary teacher, interventionist, Reading Recovery teacher, and literacy professor. Lisa is the author of Learning from Classmates: Using Students’ Writing as Mentor Texts (Heinemann, 2015). She co-wrote Writing Clubs: Fostering Choice, Collaboration, and Community in the Writing Classroom (Stenhouse, 2021) with Patty Vitale-Reilly, and is the co-author of the children’s book, Night Before Christmas at the Zoo (Chronicle Books, 2023) with Lola M. Schaefer.
After working for years as kindergarten and first-grade teacher, Lisa jumped at the chance to train as a Reading Recovery teacher. This training paved the way for her to earn a master’s degree and Ph.D. in literacy education from Georgia State University in Atlanta. After becoming a Reading Recovery Teacher, Lisa spent many years supporting students as an interventionist and supporting teachers as a literacy coach.
Lisa’s work with students and teachers at all levels makes her uniquely qualified to lead professional developments at the school, district, and county levels. A popular speaker, Lisa is known for her engaging and practical presentations offering educators ideas that they can take into their classrooms the next day along with thought provoking work that can be implemented over time.
Originally from Michigan, Lisa now lives in Georgia with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, and decorating. As service to her community and the field, Lisa co-founded the nonprofit Nerd Camp Georgia in 2017. She continues to promote and support this free annual literacy conference. Follow Lisa on Twitter at @LisaEickholdt