Dr. Katie Egan Cunningham is a veteran classroom teacher, literacy consultant, and teacher educator with twenty years of experience in education. She is an Associate Professor of Literacy and English Education at Mahattanville College where she teaches literacy methods, teacher research, and children’s literature courses. Katie is the author of Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness published by Stenhouse in the fall of 2019. Her book, Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning, was published in 2015 also by Stenhouse. She is the co-author of Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools, published by Teachers College Press in 2016. Katie is also the co-author of The Classroom Bookshelf, a weekly School Library Journal blog dedicated to children’s and young adult literature.

Katie has been an elementary classroom teacher, curriculum developer, and instructional coach. Passionate about the power of stories and the belief that schools should be designed to help students find their own happiness, Katie loves working with students, teachers, and school leaders to create joyful learning environments. Katie lives with her husband, a fellow educator, and two young sons who teach her every day about the importance of joyful living.

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