Debbie A. Boersma, M.A., is a Literacy Consultant and Instructional Coach for the Kalamazoo RESA Instructional Center. She received her education training and master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from Western Michigan University. Before her work at KRESA, she spent over fifteen years in both the elementary and middle school settings. Debbie has also worked as a middle school reading interventionist and instructional coach, as well as, designed and implemented a successful Title 1 reading initiative. Currently, she spends the majority of her time as an instructional coach where she brings her expertise in the areas of data-based decision making and research-based best practices to support educators in adjusting instruction to impact student achievement. Furthermore, she is the recipient of two local Teacher of the Year awards and is a DIBELS Next Mentor. Debbie is extremely passionate about education and enjoys sharing this experience with other educators.