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Leveraging Literacy, LLC

About Leveraging Literacy, LLC

At Leveraging Literacy, LLC, we strive to empower parents and guardians to be literacy champions at home. We provide them with the resources and knowledge to help their children develop strong reading and writing skills. We also work with doctoral students to promote literacy research by providing them with cutting-edge tools and resources. We are dedicated to empowering educators with the latest teaching practices and techniques to improve literacy outcomes for all students.

About Johanna

With over 23 years of unwavering dedication to the field of education, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the realm of literacy. My diverse journey through the world of education has afforded me a multifaceted perspective that enriches my ability to support educators, students, and families.


I began my career as a high school English teacher in Washington Heights, NY. This foundational experience allowed me to intimately understand the classroom dynamics and the unique needs of students. As a literacy coach, I honed my skills in designing effective literacy programs and strategies that truly make a difference in students' lives.


My journey in education extended into leadership roles, where I served as a school and district administrator. In these pivotal positions, I oversaw the development and implementation of educational initiatives, ensuring that every student had access to high-quality literacy education. 


Furthermore, my educational journey culminated in the achievement of a PhD in Teaching and Learning with a specialized focus on disciplinary literacy. This advanced degree has deepened my understanding of how literacy skills intersect with various academic disciplines, enabling me to develop cutting-edge strategies that promote literacy across the content-areas.


My comprehensive background in education, from the classroom to leadership roles, coupled with my advanced academic qualifications, uniquely position me to provide invaluable support, resources, and insights to educators, doctoral students, parents, and guardians. Together, we can foster a literacy-rich world where every individual has the opportunity to excel."


Our Programs

We offer a range of programs that cater to the needs of parents, guardians, students, and educators alike. Our literacy coaching program provides one-on-one support to parents and guardians to help them support their children's literacy development. Our research program provides doctoral students with access to the latest research in literacy and the tools they need to conduct their own research. Our professional development program provides educators with the latest teaching practices and techniques to improve literacy outcomes for all students.

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