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Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg, EdM


EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education; BA, Barnard College

Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg, Ed.M. is Director of Product Development at the HILL for Literacy, Inc. She received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in English and Education, a certificate in Program Planning, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation from Boston University and an EdM in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to working at the HILL, she was a Literacy Coach in Chelsea, MA. She also served as a Reading First Implementation Facilitator for the Massachusetts Department of Education, and a classroom teacher in New York City and California.

Her main professional focus of the last several years has been to lead literacy change in a variety of schools and districts in New England, through building instructional leadership teams, analyzing school/district-wide systems and re-constructing them to meet student needs through a multi-tiered system of support, optimizing school resources to benefit student and teacher learning alike, and writing district-/school-wide action plans based on data. After almost 20 years working in schools, she has substantial insight into schools and districts as complex organizational structures.

Her love and skill in teaching both children and adults combined with being an inquisitive learner and a reflective thinker drives her to approach her work and relationships with openness and curiosity. She is a mother of three young children including one non-binary child on the autism spectrum.