Abbey Spoonmore Duggins has spent the last fourteen years as a middle school English teacher and literacy coach, a middle and high school instructional coach, and a high school assistant principal for instruction. She has master’s degrees in Language and Literacy and Educational Administration, as well as a PhD in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina.
A member of several professional organizations, Abbey is energized by learning, reading, and interacting with students and colleagues. She has recently served her state as president of the South Carolina Leaders of Literacy (SCLL) and is on the board of the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She has led professional learning sessions at the local, regional, state, and national level on topics such as formative assessment, classroom discourse, literacy frameworks, and quality feedback. As a classroom teacher, establishing a strong culture of learning and sense of community was at the foundation of her teaching beliefs. This same philosophy is reflected in her writing and her work as an instructional leader.
Abbey and her husband reside in Batesburg, South Carolina, where they are raising their own little reader, Maxwell, and his sidekick, Noche (a black lab/German Shepherd mix). She can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.