Sarah Cordova is a nationally recognized literacy consultant who works in elementary and middle school classrooms across the country supporting administrators, literacy coaches, and classroom teachers in developing and implementing the most effective and engaging reading and writing practices aligned with the New York State Next Generation Standards. Ms. Cordova received a Master of Arts Degree in Education from New York University and worked as a classroom teacher for many years in the Smithtown School District. Today, Ms. Cordova is the Director of The Distinctive Educators Institute, a professional development firm offering literacy consulting services. She also hosts annual literacy conferences where experts from around the state share their knowledge and expertise with the larger educational community. Ms. Cordova, herself, has presented at various local, state and national literacy conferences. Ms. Cordova developed numerous units of study for both reading and writing workshop for Schoolwide, Inc. and also taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Literacy Department at Dowling College for many years.