We get excited when teachers excel and students succeed. Let’s work on it together.

Equipping teachers with the tools and motivation to improve instruction in reading and writing is our top priority. Providing powerful professional development is how we pull it off.
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So, what does Smekens do?

For more than a dozen years, we have been helping to boost achievement in reading and writing by providing practical and engaging professional development for teachers. During that time, we’ve worked with hundreds of schools and thousands of teachers to equip educators with our practical and innovative literacy strategies.
Whether you need individual educator support or you want to launch a district-wide literacy initiative, our teacher professional development can include a wide range of services to foster long-term growth among teachers and students.


How can we help you?

If you are ready to learn classroom-tested methods for bolstering achievement in reading and writing, we have lots of options to fit your specific goals, timeline, and budget.

Teacher Training

Equipping K-12 teachers with the skills and motivation they need to impact every student.

Live Workshops
Online Workshops
Custom On-Site Training
Live Virtual Training
Video Subscription

Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Focused and sustained guidance for improving achievement in reading and writing.

Customized On-Site Consulting
Mini-Lesson Modeling
Remote Coaching
Video Subscription

Books & Resources

Print and digital materials to help facilitate implementation.

Launching the Writer’s Workshops
Smekens Originals
Professional Books
Children’s Books


Our literacy experts

Kristina Smekens

President & Lead Consultant
For nearly 20 years, Kristina has been motivating teachers with new and innovative strategies for teaching reading and writing. She shares those strategies with educators around the globe through keynote addresses, conferences, school-based consultations, videos, books, articles, and more.

Courtney Gordon

Literacy Consultant

Shona Lansdell

Literacy Consultant

Bridget Longmeier

Remote Coach

Kristi McCullough

Literacy Consultant
Rachel Remenschneider

Rachel Remenschneider

Literacy Consultant

Let the planning begin

Brady Smekens

Director of Professional Development

Let’s Connect

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We are eager to help you achieve your PD goals!