About Us

So, how did a staff developer/author from Minnesota and a classroom teacher/literacy coach from The San Francisco Bay Area come to write together? Our writing and thought partnership started in a 21st century way . . . before we ever met face to face, we followed each other on Twitter, read each other’s blogs, and participated in the #G2Great community of like-minded literacy education professionals. In 2015 at NCTE’s annual convention, Christina recognized Kari in a session, walked up to her, introduced herself, and before we knew it a writing partnership was born. We are coauthors of  the book, To Know and Nurture a Reader: Conferring with Confidence and Joy  from Stenhouse Publishers.

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Kari Yates is an author, speaker, consultant and staff developer with a passion for helping busy literacy educators thrive. Her experiences include classroom teacher, special education, Reading Recovery teacher, elementary principal and district coordinator for literacy and English learners. To learn more about Kari, you can visit her author page at Stenhouse.

Kari’s blog: Simply Inspired Teaching

Kari on Twitter: @Kari_Yates


Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 5.37.08 AMChristina Nosek is a classroom teacher, author, speaker, and passionate literacy education advocate. For the past 20 years, Christina has experienced the classroom from many sides including special education inclusion aide, lower and upper grade elementary teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach,.. To learn more about Christina, you can visit her author page at Stenhouse.

Christina’s blog: Christina Nosek Literacy 

Christina on Twitter: @ChristinaNosek


To get in touch or inquire about professional learning opportunities, please feel free to reach out to either one of us or Kelly Ernest ( kernest@stenhouse.com) at Stenhouse Publishers.