Nancy Akhavan is a sought after author and speaker who works with teachers and leaders across the U.S. Nationally, Nancy provides professional development and consulting to organizations, schools and school districts. She coaches school leaders and leadership teams to develop effective instructional practices focused on student achievement, to create systems for organizational effectiveness in management and to create coherence within school districts and schools. She has also provided professional development to school and district leaders on leadership, literacy and equity and has helped hundreds of teachers in their classrooms.
Nancy works with teachers directly on literacy and pedagogical practices in all content areas. She routinely speaks on the topics of literacy, early literacy, nonfiction reading and writing, content area reading, teaching writing and reading in workshop and non workshop settings, vocabulary development and also speaks on how to help students ‘at-promise’ or those who need additional support to succeed and English language development for students learning English. Nancy provides training across the nation to teachers grades K-12.
Nancy has written a number of professional books on best practices in literacy instruction, teaching struggling readers, and high quality instruction for English learners. Her books are published by Corwin Press, Heinemann and Scholastic publishers.
Nancy’s passion is helping teachers and leaders make a difference in the lives of students. She provides professional learning opportunities through coaching, workshops and residencies. She also provides keynote addresses and motivational stories for teachers of all levels.