Photo credit: Daryl A. Getman
 

About

Patty McGee is author of Feedback that Moves Writers Forward: How to Escape Correcting Mode to Transform Student Writing (Corwin 2017) and a national and international literacy consultant with Gravity Goldberg, LLC. She has worked near and far—in her own home town of Harrington Park and across the world in Abu Dhabi and many places in between.

Her passion and vision is to create learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power through joyful inquiry, study, and collaboration. Her favorite moments are when groups of teachers are working with students together in the classroom. It is truly where the magic happens. She does her best literacy research by practicing on her two children, age 11 and 16 (little do they know).


Patty was honored to receive the Milken Educator Award in 2002.

 
 

Education

Patty received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Loyola University in Maryland, an Associate School Library Media Specialist certification through Rutgers University, and her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership through Montclair State University. She has studied literacy and literacy coaching through Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project and Iona College.

 

Previous work includes...

Working as a consultant with Workman Publishing, Scholastic, and Corwin Press; serving on several committees for the New Jersey Department of Education; working as a literacy advisor for LitSafari and the HangArt app for primary word learning; serving as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University; and presenting at the ILA, NCTE, ASCD, and Learning Forward national conferences

 

Endorsements of Patty's Work..

“I can think of no other consultant who has left a more lasting, indelible mark on our district than Patty McGee. Her driven nature and unwavering work ethic, her dedication to staying abreast of current research and best practices, her ability to provide teachers with just-right support and resources no matter their area of need, and her willingness to roll up her sleeves to model, co-teach, or coach in a classroom setting at the drop of a hat are just a few of the things that make her the incredible educational leader and change-maker she is.”

Christine Diaz, Supervisor, Paramus Public Schools

 

Having worked with Patty as our consultant for four years, I can speak for all of us when I say that Patty days are the best days! She can make any group of teachers feel at ease, valued, and empowered. She makes the students feel the same! Patty's style is warm, practical, and inspirational. She's current and knowledgeable about all things teaching, coaching, leading, reading, writing-- all while being a role model for working moms and women in leadership.

Erica Lakind, Literacy Coach, Ramsey, NJ