|Cris Tovani taught elementary school for ten years before
becoming a high school reading specialist and English teacher. A nationally
known consultant, she chooses to continue teaching high school students full-time.
She has also worked for many years as a staff developer for the Denver-based
Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), the consortium that has received national
acclaim for its work in reading comprehension reform. In addition to
teaching and consulting, she has served as an adjunct instructor for the University of
Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver.
Cris has authored the books; "I Read It, but
I Don't Get It" (Stenhouse 2000), "Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?"
(Stenhouse 2004), and the videotape sets; "Thoughtful Reading" (Stenhouse
2003) and "Comprehending Content" (Stenhouse 2004).
Listen to Cris
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a second Reading Next
event on Capitol Hill.
Audio from that event featuring Cris Tovani is available here>>