Anna is a staff developer, literacy coach, and writer based in New York City. She has taught in K-8 classrooms all over the world in places such as Sydney, Australia; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and Auckland, New Zealand. Anna has been a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University (TCRWP) and an adjunct instructor for the Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College. She frequently instructs at TCRWP institutes, where she helps teachers and administrators learn balanced literacy and reading and writing workshop fundamentals. Her particular areas of interest include classroom discussions, information writing, nonfiction reading, and technology tools.
Anna recently co-wrote Bringing History to Life with Lucy Calkins, part of the 2013 series Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing (Heinemann). She has been a researcher for Lucy Calkins, contributing especially to Pathways to the Common Core (Heinemann, 2012) and Navigating Nonfiction in the Reading Units of Study series. (Heinemann, 2010). Anna is branching out into writing for children. Her article, “Different Voices”, about the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, 1963, was published by Appleseeds magazine in October 2013.
Anna can also be found blogging at Two Writing Teachers (hyperlink: twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/).
If you are interested in having Anna come to your school for a speaking engagement or to work with your teachers, or if you are interested in scheduling her to speak at a conference, please contact her directly at AnnaGCockerilleLiteracy [at] gmail [dot] com.