She is a former elementary classroom teacher, demonstration classroom teacher, staff developer, and curriculum specialist from a large school district in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. She has also been a Core Coordinator and Instructor in a Masters program at Regis University, taught for Colorado State University and Metro College of Education, and has served as a consultant for the Colorado Writing Project and the Colorado Critical Friends project for a number of years.
In her “retirement” Ms. Ekey has consulted in a number of international schools in the area of reading and writing assessment and instruction, and presented at numerous conferences. She also served as a literacy consultant in residence at the International School of Beijing for a year, and the Hong Kong International School for two years. Recently, Ms. Ekey has facilitated four groups of international teacher leaders- each in a two year study of becoming school based literacy coaches. Carrie is the co-author of two professional books for teachers and two apps for guiding parents in support of their children’s literacy development. What Carrie is most passionate about is supporting the curiosity and learning of children through the professional learning of teachers.