Erik Lepis taught in suburban New York where his reading and writing workshop classroom served as a visitation site for teachers across the district and across Long Island as a model for balanced literacy instruction.
He shared his passion for best practices by leading professional development workshops and serving as a labsite classroom for professional development from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project of Columbia University.
Erik later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project as a staff developer where he worked in schools nationally, providing balanced literacy support and training — helping teachers implement reading and writing workshops in their classrooms.
As a staff developer, he also served as a curriculum writer for units of study for the teaching of reading and writing and a presenter at summer institutes, workshops, and regional conferences.
Erik is publishing his first book with Corwin Literacy on formative assessments in independent reading in 2018.
He holds advanced degrees in both Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership. Through his national and international consulting work, he works closely with building and district leaders in helping administrators lead school-wide change and raising student achievement through the teaching of reading and writing.
He is a member of ILA, NCTE, ASCD and the Authors Guild.