Valerie Ellery has dedicated over 25 years to the field of education in literacy roles as a National Board Certified Teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Mentor, Staff Developer, Reading Coach, International Educational Consultant, and Award-Winning Author. Her best-selling book Creating Strategic Readers is being used internationally in classrooms and universities to inspire educators to motivate and engage today’s learners. Using innovative, interactive and informative ways, Valerie is truly passionate about CREATING STRATEGIC Readers and Educators. Valerie is a devoted wife, mother of four, grandmother, bestselling author, and passionate speaker. She has traveled the globe to inspire, encourage, and transform lives. Whether in church or educational venues, Valerie’s contagious zest for life will inspire audiences to be confident in who they are, dedicated to seeking after their purpose, and determined to finish strong.

Valerie’s latest publication is Literacy Strong All Year Long, a 2015 publication from the  International Literacy Association. Co-Authored with Tim Rasinski and Lori Oczkus. This practical resource is a must-have for all K-2 educators. Inside you’ll find 40 interactive lessons and dozens of reproducibles that will keep your students “literacy strong” throughout the learning seasons of the school year. The literacy strategy lessons spiral across the year to help boost students’ comprehension, phonological awareness and phonics, fluency, vocabulary, ad motivation. It’s time to engage your students with this unique gradual release model that works!