Lynnette Rotramel, Instructional Specialist
I'm an instructional specialist for Eisenhower High School in Decatur, Illinois. Previously, I taught English Language Arts for 9 years and 5th grade self-contained for 1 year. I graduated from the first cohort of the University of Illinois’s New Learning Master’s Degree program (preK-12) in 2010. My current research focus is research-based literacy instruction, content-area reading and writing instruction for grades 4-12, addressing achievement gaps in education, and the effects of poverty and chronic stress on children in school.
What does an instructional specialist do?
Instructional Specialists at Decatur Public Schools have three main responsibilities: literacy, mentoring teachers, and technology integration in the classroom.