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About me

I am passionate about learning. I believe most learning takes place through dialogue and communication with others. Clear communication begins with strong literacy skills. I seek to help K-12 students develop critical literacy skills and a love of reading, preservice teachers develop strong visions for teaching reading, and inservice teachers foster and grow their existing pedagogical skills. Further, I aim to support teachers, parents, schools, and communities that provide reading, writing, listening, and speaking instruction.  


I started my teaching career in Kansas City, Missouri, as a classroom teacher (2nd and 3rd grades) and as a reading specialist (5th and 6th grades). In 2011, I founded Pages & Chapters, a nonprofit empowering teachers to engage families in literacy. I have consulted for after-school literacy programs for foundations and nonprofits, supporting lesson plan development, goal-setting, and professional learning communities implementation. I hold a BS in interdisciplinary studies and early childhood education and an MA in holistic education from Johnson University, an MA in reading education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a PhD in literacy, language, and social inquiry from the University of Maryland. I am certified in the state of Missouri for early childhood education (PreK-3) and reading education (K-12). In September 2015 I was honored by the International Literacy Association as one of their inaugural class of 30 Under 30 honorees in the field of literacy.  


Curriculum Development
Literacy Consulting
Private Tutoring
Professional Development

Please email me at jennifer.j.albro@gmail.com.
Find me on twitter @jennyalbro.  

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein