Strategic Readers and Thinkers
Jill Duffy DeGoede
National Consultant for Schools
Twitter- @JillDeGoede

Welcome to Strategic Readers & Thinkers

Literacy, comprehension and understanding is essential to making meaning. Creating strategic readers and thinker, who are able to make meaning and access information from all content reading.

Jill DeGoedeJill Duffy DeGoede is a National educational consultant that provides staff development to teachers, schools and districts with an emphasis on reading and writing instruction. Workshops and courses are custom designed for the client based on the needs of the teachers in the group.Sample of some of the courses include; Building Foundation in an Active Literacy Classroom, Comprehending Reading, Classroom Demonstration lessons, Analysis of Student Work & Differentiation, Train the Trainer, Mentoring Teachers, Strategic instruction embedded in content areas, alignment from best practice and CCSS, SKYPE Planning and Goal Setting for teachers and administrators to name a few.  All workshops are designed to help prepare participants to teach using research based strategies focused on students meet CCSS.

Jill Duffy DeGoede
Literacy Consultant


Keynotes, presentations, demonstration teaching, train the trainer and general consulting for public, private schools and districts.  Workshop and presentations topics include comprehension, active literacy, nonfiction reading, writing, research strategies, content area literacy, reading comprehension strategies across the curriculum and balanced literacy including; shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.

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  • “Comprehension in the Active Literacy Classroom.” Deforest School District, Deforest WI
  • “Literacy is a Social Act.”  Sally Ride Academy, West Milwaukee, WI


City University, Bellevue Washington 
MA in Curriculum and Instruction 1994
City University, Bellevue Washington 
Teaching Certificate 1993
Washington State University
B.A. in Sociology 1988


National Literacy Consultant
Contractor with Stephanie Harvey 2005-present

National Literacy Consultant
Contractor with Heinemann Publishing 2005-present

Adjunct Instructor
Antioch University Seattle, Washington 2004-2009

Professional Development Specialist
Sumner School District Sumner, Washington 2002-2008

Reading Specialist
Sumner School District Sumner, Washington 2000-2002

Classroom Teacher
Sumner School District Sumner, Washington 1994-2000


Assessment Coordinator, Sumner School District 2004-2006
Writing Curriculum Committee, Sumner School District 2004-2005
Professional Development Workshop Facilitator 2002-2005


Tacoma Junior League
St. Andrews Arts and Environment Committee
NSDC Planning Committee
Puget Sound Reading Leadership Team


Golden Apple Award
Title 1 Distinguished School of the Year
Blue Ribbon

Jill Duffy DeGoede
National Consultant for Schools
Twitter- @JillDeGoede