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Tantillo, Sarah

Sarah Tantillo consults in New Jersey and nationally with schools seeking to improve student achievement. Sarah taught high school English and Humanities in both suburban and urban New Jersey public schools for 14 years, including seven years at the high-performing North Star Academy Charter School of Newark. She also founded and directed the New Jersey Charter School Resource Center from 1996-1999 and the New Jersey Charter Public Schools Association from 1999-2003. Sarah coaches K-12 schools on literacy and data-driven instruction, school culture-building, and strategic planning.  She has studied at Princeton, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Rutgers. Her first book, The Literacy Cookbook: A Practical Guide to Effective Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Instruction, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2012.  Her second book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action, became available in July 2014.