Christine DeCosta has been a K-12 Literacy Specialist with the East Bay Educational Collaborative (EBEC) in Warren, RI since September, 1999. She is part of a team which designs and implements professional development in literacy across all content areas for teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators.
Prior to working at EBEC, she had spent 25 years teaching at the elementary and middle school level and has been a district Reading Specialist as well. She has served as an adjunct Professor of reading at Rhode Island College, and holds a BA in Education from the University of Rhode Island and MA in Reading from Salve Regina University.
Cristine’s Email is chrisdecostaebecri [dot] org
chris [dot] decostaebecri [dot] org (Chris DeCosta ) x 327
Pam O’Day, PhD, is an educational consultant. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of education, working as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, a district administrator, and university instructor. She is a member of the literacy team at EBEC that provides support to schools and districts as they work to develop and implement a systemic approach to curriculum, instruction, interventions and assessments.
Our team designs professional development that supports teachers across all content areas in implementing effective research-based literacy strategies to promotes student learning. As an intermediary service provider for the Rhode Island Department of Education, her work focuses on deepening educators understanding of the ELA Common Core State Standards, supporting ELA curriculum development, and facilitating sessions designed to deepen content knowledge.
Pam continues to be actively involved in state-level committees, serving as a member of the national Educator Leader Cadre for PARCC as well as a member of the Literacy Education Leadership Council for Rhode Island Department of Education.
She earned a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Boston College, a master’s in reading/language arts from Rider University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of San Diego.
pam [dot] odayebecri [dot] org (Dr. Pam O'Day) x 337