“The NLP Partner was great at guiding our team members while still allowing them to discover on their own. The teachers felt like they were treated as knowledgeable professionals.” 

– Seminole County Florida Reading Coach


AdamsAthena Adams, Ed.D. – aadams@nlproject.org 

  • Currently Principal of Carver Middle School, Orange County Florida
  • Over twenty years as an educator and the 2013 OCPS Literacy Leader and a Florida Top 25 Principal
  • Grants include Smaller Learning Communities, School Reform, ITARI- Technology in Reading
  • Speaker and presenter with focus on Achievement Gap and Workplace Cultural Sensitivity
  • Former Assistant Principal, Administrative Dean, Learning Resource Specialist, Teacher of Language Arts, DOP


Nancy Corbett, Ph.D. – ncorbett@nlproject.org

  • Currently Assistant Scholar University of Florida School of Special Education, Psychology, Early Child Studies
  • Educator for thirty years, fourteen as teacher for elementary, special education, K-12 resource
  • Reading curriculum work with Florida Reading Initiative, Middle School SAIL, Project CHOICE!
  • Literacy Learning Cohorts for teachers grades 3-5 practices for decoding and fluency
  • Specialist in literacy instruction for struggling learners and building this expertise in teachers


Judy Kreiling, Ed.S. – jkreiling@nlproject.org

  • Over 40 years in education, twenty as a teacher of history, government and AP
  • Consultant for ETS as a reader for AP exams and trainer of teachers
  • Former Director of Professional Development, Manatee County Schools, Florida
  • Designed rubrics for teacher and student work as a school and district administrator
  • Worked with Secondary School Redesign, Helios Foundation, University of South Florida David C. Anchin Center for Executive Leaders


LinderPatty Linder, Ph.D. –  plinder@nlproject.org

  • Polk State College Program Director, Bachelor of Science: Education
  • Over 40 years experience in K-12 and adult education
  • Former Research Associate, University of South Florida David C. Anchin Center College of Education
  • Former Literacy Faculty, New Leaders, a Non-profit Corporation
  • Co-author Measuring the Effectiveness of Professional Development Training (2007)


MorrisChris M. Morris, M.Ed. – cmorris@nlproject.org

  • Professor Emerita, University of Florida, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
  • Literacy consultant to school districts throughout the state of Florida
  • Principal for over twenty years and educator for more than forty years
  • Founding Co-Director of the Florida Writing Project, an affiliate with the National Writing Project
  • Teacher (grades 6-12) of English, social studies, drama, creative writing, interdisciplinary studies

MurphyAmy Murphy, M.Ed. – amurphy@nlproject.org

  • Currently a University of Florida Ph.D candidate in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education
  • Teaches UF course in Effective Instruction and Classroom Management in Secondary Schools
  • National Board Certified Teacher with over ten years of classroom teaching
  • Master Trainer for the Florida Reading Initiative
  • Presenter at national conferences, demonstration classroom teacher, instructional coach


OliverEileen Oliver, Ph.D. – eoliver@nlproject.org

  • Currently a University of Florida Professor in the College of Education
  • Formerly teacher of English, language and literacy
  • Director of National Writing Project, Washington State University
  • Examining Board for National Teacher Accreditation (NCATE) and English (NCTE)
  • Author of Crossing the Mainstream: Multi-cultural Perspectives in Teaching Literature (NCTE), Pathways to Success in School: Culturally Responsive Teaching with Etta R. Hollins, Eds. (Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.) and journal articles on composition pedagogy and teaching multicultural literature. 

PinholsterRoger Pinholster, Ed.D. – rpinholster@nlproject.org

  • Retired Leon County educator with 40 years experience
  • Principal, Assistant, Principal, Guidance Counselor
  • District Administrator of Student Services
  • Teacher grades K-8 Exceptional Student Education
  • Florida State University part-time professor in Graduate Leadership Research and the Principalship

Team