Secret Stories® Author Katie Garner

Katie Garner, M.Ed., (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known speaker, author, and literacy consultant with over twenty five years of experience in elementary grade classrooms across the US and Canada, and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning. Her “backdoor-to-the-brain” approach to phonics instruction, via the affective (social-emotional) feeling domain, shifts the paradigms associated with traditional skill mastery, and has gained national recognition with the No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and RTI Initiatives. Katie is regularly featured and keynote speaker at education conferences across the United States and abroad, including an ongoing keynote series at the Vulnerable Readers Summits with North American literacy leaders, Dr. Richard Allington (What Really Matters for Struggling Readers) and Dr. Anne Cunningham (National Early Literacy Panel “NELP” Report). Her funny and fast-paced dynamic presentations spotlight brain-changing strategies for boosting existing reading curriculum and phonics instruction with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best. Katie’s practical and proven methods for bringing neuroscience into the forefront of literacy and learning have been shared in both lecture and panel discussions at Harvard University and MIT as part of the Learning and the Brain Conference and Research Consortium, and are the subject of an upcoming professional development book series.

Katie Garner Education Keynote speaker