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Employment History

President
Literacy Perspectives , LLC

Co-Chair
Literacy Perspectives , LLC

Consultant
Literacy Perspectives , LLC

Chair
University of Louisville

Member, Faculty
University of Louisville

District Reading Specialist
Jefferson County Public Schools

District Reading Coordinator
Jefferson County Public Schools

Affiliations

Chair of the Common Core Standards Committee
International Reading Association

Board Member
International Reading Association

Board Member
U of L Kentucky Reading Project

Board Member
University of Louisville

Education

M.Ed.
Reading program
University of Louisville

Ed.D. degree
literacy education
University of Louisville

Web References (31 Total References)


Brenda Joiner Overturf, ...

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Brenda Joiner Overturf, Ed.D. President Literacy Perspectives, LLC

Brenda Joiner Overturf was a 2009-2012 member of the International Reading Association Board of Directors. While on the board of IRA, she chaired a Common Core State Standards Task Force, and continues as chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee.
Brenda began her career as a classroom teacher, teaching 18 years at the elementary and middle school levels. She served as the Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY) District Reading Coordinator for six years where she lead professional development, program design, standards implementation, curriculum alignment, and assessment systems for K-12 district-wide literacy development. In 2005, she entered a partnership with the University of Louisville to head the graduate program in reading education, where she designed and taught K-12 literacy courses, chaired committees, provided leadership for literacy grants and programs, and served on state literacy task forces and intiatives.
Brenda holds an Ed.D. with a specialty in Literacy Education from the University of Louisville, and as president of Literacy Perspectives, LLC, provides professional development and assistance to schools and districts nationwide. Brenda's most recent books are: Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary (2013, Stenhouse) and The Common Core: Teaching K-5 Students to Meet the Reading Standards (2013, International Reading Association).


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Brenda Overturf

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The guidelines were drafted by a special IRA CCSS committee that included: Brenda Overturf, Literacy Perspectives, LLC, Co-Chair; Timothy Shanahan, University of Illinois, Chicago, Co-Chair; Les Burns, University of Kentucky; Lori DiGisi, Common Core Literacy Consultant; Elfreida Hiebert, Text Project, Inc.; Sarah Fleming Mahurt, St. Croix; Lesley Morrow, Rutgers University; Dorothy Strickland, Rutgers University; Maureen McLaughlin, President-Elect of IRA, East Stroudsburg University of PA; William Teale, IRA Board Member Liaison, University of Illinois, Chicago; and Rich Long, IRA Government Relations Director, Ex Officio.


Brenda J. Overturf, Ed.D., ...

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Brenda J. Overturf, Ed.D., chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee (2012-2015) and a national literacy consultant Moderator:


In-Service Professional Development for Teachers | K-12 Teachers Alliance

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Brenda Overturf In-Service Professional Development for Teachers | K-12 Teachers Alliance

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Dr. Brenda Overturf
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Dr. Brenda Joiner Overturf is a presenter dedicated to literacy achievement for all ages. She was an award-winning classroom teacher for 18 years in Kentucky public schools and a consultant with the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative before serving six years as the Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY) District Reading Coordinator. In JCPS, she was responsible for designing literacy curriculum and delivering professional development for 152 schools and thousands of K-12 teachers, as well as directing Reading Excellence, Reading First, and Read to Achieve grants for the district.
In 2005, Overturf joined the faculty of the University of Louisville to lead the graduate program in Reading Education. While there, she designed and taught a variety of K-12 literacy courses, was a partner in a federal Striving Readers grant to develop adolescent literacy, and was the director of the U of L Kentucky Reading Project for elementary teachers.
Dr. Overturf is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the International Reading Association (2009-2012), where she has been a literacy leader around the globe. She has been part of the Kentucky Leadership Network focused on implementation of the Common Core State Standards since they were adopted in 2010, and is currently under contract for a forthcoming book about teaching vocabulary to high-risk students.
Dr. Overturf is a full-time consultant who is in high demand for her interactive, engaging, yet research-based presentations. Her teacher-friendly style and student-focused content plus her ability to work with a variety of grade levels and professional groups make her workshops relevant for any setting.
Dr. Brenda Overturf's bio
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Brenda Overturf


Stenhouse Publishers: Author Biographies

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Brenda Overturf Stenhouse Publishers: Author Biographies

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Brenda Overturf
Brenda J. Overturf began her career as a classroom teacher, working for eighteen years at the elementary and middle school levels, before she coordinated K-12 reading for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. She also served as chair of the M.Ed. in Reading program at the University of Louisville and is a former member of the International Reading Association Board of Directors.
While at IRA, she chaired a Common Core State Standards Task Force and continues as chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee.
Brenda holds an Ed.D. degree with specialty in literacy education from the University of Louisville, and is currently a literacy consultant providing professional development and assistance to schools and districts nationwide.

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