Katherine Cunningham, Ed.D.
Professional Development Schools Liason (Spring 2012)
Thomas A. Edison School
Port Chester, New York
Dr. Cunningham worked in independent and public schools in New York City as a classroom teacher and then literacy coach working with grades K-8. She completed her doctorate degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2009 where she focused on literacy curriculum and instruction. Her research there focused on the power of read-alouds to engage students at all levels. Dr. Cunningham has presented at regional and national conferences on reading comprehension strategies, balanced literacy, critical literacy, using the arts to enhance reading and writing instruction, and reaching boys as readers and writers. Dr. Cunningham teaches courses on children's literature, workshop methods and literacy research. She is also the Professional Development School liason for Manhattanville College at Edison School in Port Chester, NY. She greatly enjoys working with student teachers, teachers and students to build joyful communities of readers and writers in schools.