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Helping Educators Get Their Students Test-Ready

Only other educators know the pressure associated with getting kids ready for high-stakes tests. ReadyTest A-Zís next generation assessment practice and instruction resources were developed with a team of experienced educators to ensure they address the needs of grade 3-5 teachers nationwide.

Tamala Brown

  • National Board Teaching Certification
  • Master of Education, Elementary Education, University of North Carolina
  • Instructional Coach, NC Department of Instruction
  • Literacy Facilitator, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Founder of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Literacy Support Organization
  • NCAEYC State Board member
  • Author of several teacher and parent resource books, including:
    • Literature Lessons (Carson-Dellosa)
    • From Baby with Love: Teacher and Parent Resource Book
    • Modern Curriculum Press Teacher’s Guide (Modern Curriculum Press)

Karen Haag

  • Master of Arts, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Ohio State University
  • Reading Specialist, North Carolina
  • Interim Reading Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Co-Director, National Writing Project at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • NC Department of Public Instruction, District and School Transformation Race to the Top Grant, Elementary Instructional Coach in School Model
  • Literacy Coach, Cabarrus Charlotte-Mecklenburg Counties
  • Twenty years experience teaching grades 3-10 in New York, Ohio, and North Carolina
  • Author or co-author of numerous print and online teachings resources, including:
    • Differentiated Coaching: Fostering Reflection with Teachers (IRA, 2011)
    • The Five-Paragraph Essay and the Deficit Model of Education (English Journal, NCTE, November 2008)
    • Thinking Out Loud On Paper: Student Daybooks as a Tool to Foster Learning (Heinemann, 2008)

Beverlee Jobrack

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Clark University
  • Developed educational materials for publishers and institutions, including resources for ESL, Geography, Math, and Science at Jobrack Associates
  • Editorial Director, Merrill Publishing, MacMillan SRA/McGraw-Hill
  • Educational Program Librarian, Warner Communications/American Express
  • Middle school English and literature teacher
  • Member of the American Educational Research Association
  • Member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Fellow at the Center for Learning, Leadership and Technology

Ann Weil

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Anthropology and Philosophy, University of Virginia
  • Assessment Writer PARCC ELA, McGraw CTB
  • ELD Project Writer, Q2A Bill Smith/Pearson
  • ELA Assessment Editor/Writer, NWEA
  • ELA Assessment Writer, Jumpstart Press/Triumph Learning
  • Assessment Writer, Math Solutions/Scholastic U
  • High-Stakes Assessment Specialist, Compuware APM
  • Learning Consultant/High-Stakes Assessments, Motorola Solutions
  • Editor, Interactive Technologies, Children’s Television Workshop
  • Author of various publications for teachers and students, including over 50 nonfiction books for elementary and middle-school audiences