Jillian Heise

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Industry Education
Occupation Literacy Consultant
Location Wisconsin, United States
Introduction Jillian Heise, NBCT, is currently working toward her MLIS and is a K-5 Library Media Teacher in a diverse district in Southeastern Wisconsin. Through BALB Literacy Consulting: Building a Love of Books & Bringing a Literacy Balance, she consults with schools and districts to provide professional development in all areas of literacy instruction.

Jillian taught 7th & 8th grade language arts in the Milwaukee area for eleven years to diverse groups of students. She is an enthusiastic advocate for students to have choice in what they read, while supporting teachers in using best practices in readers/writers workshop to engage and motivate all students.

As the creator of #classroombookaday, Jillian promotes the goal of reading aloud a picture book every day of the school year to students of any age, inspired by Donalyn Miller's #bookaday. Jillian also brings her literacy expertise and passion for books to her role as Chair of the WSRA Children’s Literature Committee.

You can find Jillian online at Heise Reads & Recommends and twitter @heisereads.