Karen A. Kemp, Ph,D, is a 30-year public school teaching veteran who has held a number of leadership and administrative positions, including director of special education, assistant principal, pupil services coordinator, adjunct faculty, program specialist, and, of course, classroom teacher. She has authored and coauthored more than 30 publications, including the books Cool Kids: A Proactive Approach to Social Responsibility, RTI: The Classroom Connection for Literacy, RTI & Math: The Classroom Connection, One-Minute Skill Builder, TRIP: Translating Research Into Practice, and the DVDs RTI Tackles the LD Explosion and RTI Tackles Reading. Karen has presented workshops and professional development seminars in the United States and Europe. She is currently director of special programs in Cohoes City Schools in New York. Her areas of expertise include instructional support teams, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports/social responsibility, reading strategies, effective instruction for inclusive classrooms, and progress-monitoring techniques.
Universal tools to craft the climate and culture of the whole school.
Tools to help teachers make a positive impact with all of their students.
Individualized interventions to support students with the greatest need.
Tools to develop and enhance explicit instruction across the curriculum and intervention programs to improve reading achievement.