Leading For Literacy: Building An Effective Schoolwide Multi-Tiered System Of Support

Join Jess Surles and Lana Santoro, Ph.D., as they introduce a five-part, NAESP-Lead for Literacy Center series focused on supporting literacy leadership in elementary grade settings. They will discuss the Lead for Literacy’s Leadership Framework and demonstrate how the elements from the Framework can be used by school leaders, within traditional and distance learning contexts, to implement evidence-based literacy practices within the context of a multi-tiered system of support for reading. Lauren Artzi will facilitate the session.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the five elements of the Lead for Literacy Center’s Framework and how each element contributes to an effective, schoolwide multi-tiered system of support.
  • Access web-based tools and resources to support implementation of evidence-based literacy practices by school staff and students.
  • Engage in application activities aligned with the Lead for Literacy Center’s Framework.


  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Resources
  • MP3 audio