Dana Clark, Gravity Goldberg, LLC-TMI Education Literacy Alliance K-12 Literacy Specialist/Consultant. Dana was a former teacher and coach with close to two decades of experience. As a district-based literacy coach Dana coached more than one hundred teachers and led the planning of literacy curriculum and professional development across six schools. Her main goal with teachers is to help them discover how they can bring themselves into their teaching to make best practices in literacy come alive for young readers, writers, and thinkers. Dana relishes the moments when students and teachers are deeply engaged in their work as she coaches them to persevere through the disequilibrium that precedes the “ah-ha moment” of new learning. Dana holds a BS in education from Salve Regina University and has spent most of her career in New Jersey’s Fair Lawn School District. In 2004, she pursued a master’s degree and certification as a reading specialist through Fairleigh Dickinson University and she is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership program at Montclair State University. Beyond university learning, Dana deepens her professional knowledge and collaborates with colleagues through the Coaching Course in Paramus, the Lit together think tank, and the Paramus Summer Institutes on Teaching Reading and Writing. You can follow her on Twitter @danaclarklit or on her blog.