What People Say

Jen and Hannah have worked in a variety of public and independent schools in Connecticut, New York City, New Jersey, California, Florida, and Chicago, to name a few.

Hannah has provided our teachers with some of the best Professional Development I have ever experienced. By modeling Reading Workshop mini-lessons, conferring with students, working individually with teachers and leading faculty workshops, Hannah consistently strengthens our understanding of best literacy practices. I would highly recommend her to any school looking to improve their literacy instruction.”

Porter Hill, Head of Lower School
Fairfield Country Day School

Hannah Schneewind has an easy and effective way of engaging teachers in instructional conversations to support professional literacy growth and development. Hannah’s work is helping the district develop a common language, and look fors, in the area of literacy. Her partnership with district leadership allows for systemic support to schools and teacher grade level teams. Her focused work with teachers and principals builds shared commitment towards improvement.”

Dr. Jerry O’Shea
Marquardt School District 15

This was the first year that I gave the power to the students to organize the classroom library. Being a first grade teacher, I was very skeptical about the whole process. I was worried that the students wouldn’t be able to create categories or properly return the books. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It has been wonderful to see the students navigate book selection in a way that makes sense to them, instead of the way I thought to organize the library in the past. The students have created categories that I never would have thought of! The library has remained organized and easy to use for all students. Thank you, Hannah for encouraging us give the power to the students to create such an inviting and engaging classroom library!”

Caitlin Kramer
First Grade Teacher
Winnebago Elementary School

Jen is flexible, engaging, and responsive to the needs of the teachers. She has helped to increase self-efficacy in conferring practices and teachers are excited to try out new strategies each time they learn more. Jen’s depth of knowledge, experience, and infectious energy come through as she inspires teachers to work alongside her, apply new learning, and have engaging conversations about conferring, learning progressions, and the power of the read aloud. Following professional development with Jen, teachers leave inspired and excited to try new things. They look forward to their productive and engaging sessions with her.

Mary K. Schaefer
Language Arts Coordinator K-12
Rocky Hill Public Schools

You added quite a bit of light in my year….”

Anne, NEATE conference attendee

Your session just provided both inspiration and concrete strategies and it was really great to have all that.”

Mary, NEATE conference attendee