Kedra N. Gamble has been a supervisor of English Language Arts, Social Studies and ESL in K-12 schools for the past 10 years. Prior professional experiences include work as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, literacy coach, and professional learning facilitator. Kedra currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, where she focuses on teacher preparation, professional learning, and fostering university-school partnerships. Kedra received her Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in learning, cognition, instruction and development from Rutgers University.
As a practitioner and consultant, Dr. Gamble has relied upon the specific learning needs of students and teachers to design engaging, relevant, and differentiated professional learning experiences. For administrators and K-12 teachers, Kedra has provided workshops on job-embedded professional learning (including PLCs and instructional coaching), student-centered learning, effective assessment and grading practices, and standards-based literacy instruction. Additional K-8 literacy topics have included reading and writing workshop, differentiated word study, early intervention strategies for struggling readers, conducting and analyzing running records, guided reading and other small-group instruction, and managing for effective student independent practice.