Erik Lepis taught in suburban New York where his reading and writing
workshop classroom was visited by teachers across his district and Long
Island as a model for balanced literacy instruction.
He shared his passion for implementing best practices by leading
professional development workshops and serving as a lab-site classroom for
staff development from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project of
Columbia University. Erik then joined the TCRWP as a staff developer where
he worked in schools across the nation, specializing in primary grades.
His expertise provided schools with balanced literacy support and training,
helping teachers implement reading and writing workshops in their
As a staff developer, he also served as a curriculum writer for units of
study for the teaching of reading and writing, grades K-2 and a presenter at
summer institutes, workshops, and regional conferences.
Erik later partnered with Schoolwide, Inc. where he served as a lead writer
and consultant for Reading Fundamentals and Writing Fundamentals.
Through his national and international independent consulting work, he works
closely with building and district leaders in helping administrators lead
school and district-wide change through the teaching of reading and writing.
Erik holds advanced degrees in both Early Childhood Education and