Emily L. Gibson

Emily L. Gibson, EdD, is a teacher-consultant with the Redwood Writing Project, providing professional development in writing and literacy instruction for K–college teachers in Humboldt County, California. With over 20 years in public education, she is an experienced K–8 instructional coach, classroom teacher, and alternative education instructional leader. She established the Young Writer Programs for the Redwood Writing Project, and implemented writing workshops for the Osher Life-Long Learning Institute at Humboldt State University.

Dr. Gibson provides professional development for teachers with an emphasis on improving school culture and transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. An author, she has also written articles for Education Leadership and Equity & Excellence in Education. Her research interests include equity and access to higher education, school culture, school improvement, teacher education, writing and mathematics instruction, and social and emotional aspects of learning.

She holds BAs in liberal studies and psychology and an MA in education from Humboldt State University. Dr. Gibson earned an EdD in curriculum and instruction, emphasizing school improvement, from Boise State University.

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  1. Building the Resilient School: Overcoming the Effects of Poverty With a Culture of Hope

    Authors Robert D Barr and Emily L Gibson recognise that poor students’ success depends on a new vision for public education that confronts the traumatising effects of poverty. In Building the resilient school: Overcoming the effects of poverty with a culture of hope, they present a sweeping review of the state of poverty and its effects on students, families and school staff. The authors then consider the actions and results of select schools that are addressing their students’ needs and fighting the epidemic of 21st century poverty with resilience and hope. Using this book, F–12 educators and leaders will learn how to create resilient schools and give their students the foundations they need to break the poverty cycle and build hopeful futures.

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