About the Presenter...
Sally Grimes has provided consulting and professional development services nation-wide in the area of Language and Literacy for teachers and administrators Pre K-Grade 4, for the last 18 years. Prior to that, Sally's experience includes teaching (pre-K through graduate school), serving as Landmark School’s first Admissions Director, performing clinical diagnostic work, developing policy, serving on her local school board and performing public service. She is the founding director of The Grimes Reading Institute, one of the three entities awarded the contract for implementing the Massachusetts Reading First Professional Development Plan. She served as a Lead Trainer for this and other grants, some in conjunctions with the Massachusetts Elementary Principals’ Association, for which Sally often does professional development.
Sally has served on the Governor’s Commission on School Readiness and on the MA State Literacy Planning Team. Recently she was chosen to be a trainer of trainers for the country’s first Early Childhood Dual Language Learner initiative that Massachusetts is launching with the Wisconsin-based WIDA and is part of the “Master Cadre” for this initiative.
Sally received her Master’s Degree in Reading and Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Bachelor’s Degree from the Honors Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Special Education and Elementary Education.