Ann Marie Corgill
Alabama State Teacher of the Year, 2015
For the past twenty-one years, Ann Marie Corgill has taught and learned in classrooms from first to sixth grade in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City. She served as Alabama’s Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 and was one of four finalists for 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She is the author of Of Primary Importance: What’s Essential In Teaching Young Writers, published by Stenhouse. Ann Marie is a TEDxBirmingham Educator Fellow, a teacher contributor for Choice Literacy, and is currently serving on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE’s) Elementary Section Steering Committee. She also appreciates restaurants with a great wine list and a good vanilla buttercream cupcake. You can find her at www.truthjoypossibilities.com and @acorgill on Twitter. Book: Of Primary Importance: What’s Essential in Teaching Young Writers
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