ABOUT SMEKENS EDUCATION
Professional development that teachers love
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.
Meet the team
President & Lead Consultant
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.
“From our first conversation…I knew we were in the right place.”
Susan Wardell, Principal
Holland Township School – Milford, NJ
“What you all do, it’s genuine, it’s authentic, and it’s easily applied to any grade level or content area.”
Zach Brown, Middle School Teacher
St. Luke Catholic School – Indianapolis, IN
“You get something new from every Smekens opportunity.”
Sarah Boehme, Teacher
Pawnee Grade School – Pawnee, IL
How we can 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, time line, and budget.
Equipping K-12 teachers with the skills and motivation they need to impact every student.
Focused and sustained guidance for improving achievement in reading and writing.
BOOKS & RESOURCES
Print and digital materials to help facilitate best-practice literacy instruction.