Virtual Instructional Coach
Carrie McAuliffe is a virtual coach for Teaching Matters with expertise in middle school literacy. She has experience in curriculum development, project-based learning, collaborative action research, and analyzing data to drive instruction. She’s passionate about working with novice literacy teachers to build their pedagogical confidence in the classroom.
Before joining the team at Teaching Matters, Carrie spent eight years teaching English Language Arts for grades 6-8 at public schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, New York. For five years she was also her school’s instructional coach, a role in which she acted as a peer leader, literacy expert, and liaison between teachers and administrators. She loves collaboration and celebrating student achievements. As a teacher, Carrie is passionate about bringing enthusiasm, positivity, and representation to the classroom. As a coach, she looks for ways to engage both teachers and students in critical thinking and to support teachers in adopting a culturally responsive-sustaining approach to education.
She holds a BA in English, an MA in Teaching English and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.