Kim Yaris
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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
I have been an educator for 17 years. I spent 7 years as an elementary classroom teacher and for the past 10 years have been working as a literacy consultant. In my current role, I visit schools all over Long Island and work alongside teachers in their classrooms on honing the craft of teaching reading and writing to students. I am a literacy junkie and seize every opportunity to learn more about teaching reading and writing. You can contact me at and be sure to read my weekly blog at
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At what school level do you work?
Elementary School, Middle School
Where do you work?
Nassau County NY, Suffolk County NY

Kim Yaris's Blog

Teachers: What Kind of Cook Are You?

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 9:24am 0 Comments

When the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to change, I find I become a different kind of cook. I bring my big pots and pans out of storage and carefully select ingredients that will make a delicious soup or stew and fill my house with the aroma of warmth and comfort. I pluck the last of the basil from the garden and instead of mixing it with oil and vinegar to marinade chicken breast that I will cook on the grill, I stir it into a pot of ripe red tomatoes and mix in oregano and… Continue

In the Face of Fear

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Today, I’ve been working on organizing and outlining some of the ideas that I have for what I dream will one day become a book for teachers about teaching literacy.  Broad topic, I know.  But right now, I’m in the gathering and envisioning stage of my writing process.  I’m relishing going back through the volumes that I have been collecting over the years and reacquainting with my old thoughts and experiences as a teacher.  I find myself making notes in the margins and asking myself…


Reading that Counts

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:30am 1 Comment

I read. I read a lot. In fact, I resolved in 2011 to keep track of just how much I read. I have three categories of books that I keep track of, the first being “Personal/Leisure Reading.” These are the books that I read to feed my own need for personal growth and enjoyment and include titles like How to Hug a Porcupine and The Gift of an Ordinary Day. Since January 1, I have read 15 books in this category.

The second category that I keep track of is “Professional Reading.” This is… Continue

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Over the course of the last week, I began to notice the days have been getting shorter.  The mornings are cooler.  And the shelves of Target are stocked with boxes of Crayola crayons on sale for forty cents.  I don’t know when all of this happened but I realized with summer fading into the horizon, I better get out there and enjoy its final days before it completely disappears.  So,…


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At 6:22pm on July 25, 2011, lydia Bellino said…

Hi again, Kim,

Terri and I spoke today and I think she and Kristin will be attending one or two workshops.

We are immersed in so many things! All good, I think.

The Best of Luck on your workshops in August.



At 8:03pm on July 21, 2011, lydia Bellino said…
Hi Kim,
Hope you are well and enjoying summer. Our teachers may join you for a workshop or two in August.

I'm working at learning more about mike's site and getting connected to colleagues and friends.
At 11:35am on July 10, 2011, Patricia Castine said…
Hi Kim. I hope your summer is going well. I just ordered some Heinemann PD bundles for some Faculty Lit clubs this year. I am beginning to plan them. I would like to offer the teachers the chance to make a choice with which book they want to work with. I ordered three and I will also offer them a chance to work with the Writing books that we already received last year to continue that work as well. I am looking forward to working with you again this year. Enjoy the rest and relaxation. :)
At 12:03pm on July 5, 2011, Louis P. Parrinello said…



Good to hear from you.  How is your work with literacy going?



At 1:21pm on June 18, 2011, Jared Bloom, PhD said…
Hi Kim,

You can create your own Shelfari collection by going to The web app will allow you to embed your "shelf" in your profile on School Leadership.

Sorry that we missed each other at the middle school. I will email you to see if you have some time to meet for lunch once the school year ends.

Take care,

At 9:20pm on June 8, 2011, Patricia Castine said…
Hi Kim!  I found you.  I will friend you as well.  I am just getting acquainted with this site.  Over the summer I will explore more.
At 5:33pm on March 2, 2011, Michael Keany said…


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