REGIE ROUTMAN is an internationally respected educator and author with more than 40 years of experience teaching, coaching, and leading in diverse schools across the United States and Canada. Her current work and focus involves weeklong school residencies where she does daily demonstration teaching in K-6 classrooms, coaches teachers and principals, and facilitates ongoing professional conversations—all with the goal of raising reading and writing achievement across the curriculum and sustaining whole school change.
Regie's teaching experience includes being a classroom teacher (for most of the elementary grades), a reading specialist, a learning disabilities tutor, a Reading Recovery teacher, a language arts resource and mentor teacher, a staff developer, and a literacy coach. Her books and resources are widely acclaimed as providing a solid, research-based understanding of language learning along with a wealth of practical ideas and extensive, annotated resources. Because Regie writes in an honest, personal, and encouraging voice based on her daily experiences in classrooms, teachers and principals find her books and ideas are easy to read, understand, and apply to their own teaching, coaching, learning, and leading.
Regie's premier professional development resource is the video-based Regie Routman in Residence: Transforming Our Teaching series. The literacy series, on effective teaching of reading and writing in diverse classrooms, was developed for school and district leaders, coaches, and teachers seeking to increase and sustain literacy achievement schoolwide.
Regie lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Frank. When not working, she loves going to local farmers’ markets, making jams and fruit tarts, gardening, walking, reading fiction and nonfiction, traveling, and fussing over her two granddaughters. She is a daily devotee of the New York Times and especially savors the Sunday Book Review.