Dr. Lori Fanello

Dr. Lori Fanello has been an educator at elementary, middle school and university levels. She has been a teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, literacy coach trainer and trainer of trainers, assistant superintendent working in curriculum and instruction and then as a Regional Superintendent working with 12 school districts. Dr. Fanello has taught university level courses in the areas of Administration and Literacy through The Ohio State University, Purdue University and National Louis University. She has worked with many districts with their school improvement initiatives and has trained the Literacy Coaches in their districts. She is a trained Reading Recovery teacher and a Literacy Collaborative Trainer of Trainers through The Ohio State University. Dr. Fanello was instrumental in developing the State of Illinois Reading First Coaches Toolbox and trained Reading First coaches across the state. She has developed the programming and trained Literacy Coaches in several districts in Illinois and Indiana. She works with the principals in schools to build distributed leadership to strengthen their leadership teams, develop Social Emotional Learning opportunities and to raise student achievement for ALL students. Dr. Fanello continues to work with the instructional coaches in the schools training them, observing, and coaching them to be the best coach for the teachers in their schools.