Dr. Mary Howard

Brain-Based Literacy Expert


Mary Howard, Ed.D., is known throughout North America as a leading expert in literacy, having presented seminars in all 50 states and across Canada. She has worked with countless educators to create a research-based literacy program grounded in current brain research. Dr. Howard combines years of classroom experience as a Grades 1-6 special educator, Grades K-12 reading tutor, reading specialist and Reading Recovery teacher with a multitude of experiences as a reading consultant, university reading instructor, professional storyteller, author and nationwide lecturer. Her blend of research and practical application has led many to describe her as a “teachers’ teacher,” demonstrating a clear understanding of the realities of the classroom by translating research into practice.

Dr. Howard’s sessions are fast-paced and inspiring, filled with engaging strategies that can be immediately implemented. Her no-nonsense approach provides teachers with a deeper understanding of the learning process in order to transform the teaching process into a powerful tool to maximize the potential of every child.