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Dawn I. Florino, Ed.D. Candidate

Founder, The Literacy Coach Reading and Writing Center, established 2013

Diocesan Leadership

Director of Leadership Development, 2022-present

Conduct the leadership and training for 25 schools in the Diocese of Manchester Schools across the state of New Hampshire.

Provide professional development for:

  • leadership, strategic plan development

  • the development of multi-tiers systems of support

  • literacy and language development

  • curriculum design and mapping

  • flexible grouping/instructional strategies

  • interventions and supports for underachieving students

  • Created a new teacher Induction program

  • Led the selection of new assessment systems and facilitated data literacy trainings for leaders and student support teams

  • Ensure and support the coordination of Equitable Services for students with special education needs

Principal, St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School and Cardinal Lacroix Academy, Manchester, NH, 2019-2022



As a leader, I provide assurance in the school mission and student-centered goals are our focus. Our faith-based learning community is positive and holistic and personalized.

  • Parental Involvement

  • Teacher supervision  

  • Curriculum Design

  • Assessment Coordination

  • Financial Development and Oversight

  • Marketing and Development

  • Oversight of Advisory Board


Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Cognition and Learning, Rivier University, ant. 2019


Certified Reading/Writing Specialist, NH Department of Education, 2013


M.Ed. Elementary Education, Notre Dame College, K-8 Certified Teacher, 1997

B.A. Psychology, Notre Dame College, 1993


  • Succinct Reading and Writing Assessments, Interventions, Coaching

  • Free-lance editing, revision college essays and research writing

  • Skillful Writing Coaching for All Ages

  • Professional Educational Consultant 

Certified Reading & Writing Specialist and Literacy Coach, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire, 2011-present

Certified Reading and Writing Specialist




  •    Language Arts Curriculum Leader

  •     Title 1 Reading Program Coordination

  •     English Language Learners Literacy Coordinator

  •     Literacy Assessment Coordinator

  •     Writing Curriculum Facilitator

  •     Professional Development/Instructional Coach

  •     Reading/Writing Interventionist & Special Education Consultant

  •     Summer and After School Academic Program Coordinator


District Title 1 Coordinator, Concord School District, 2008-2011

District Title 1 Coordinator



  • Wrote multi-million dollar federal grants to develop Title 1 Academic Support Programs for 5 Elementary Schools, Middle and High School

  • Developed and Facilitated 14 School Improvement Plans in the Concord School District

  • Researched and Purchased Literacy and Math Assessment and Intervention Programs for 400+ Underachieving Students

  • Coordinated After School and Summer Programs Across the Concord School District 

  • Facilitated Professional Development In Literacy Instruction to All Staff Providing Literacy Support to Underachieving Students

  • Developed Parental Involvement Activities & Trainings to build family capacity for academic support

  • Integrated technology into academic interventions to provide adaptive, responsive remediation and progress monitoring


Classroom Teacher Grades 1-8
Manchester, Goffstown, Concord School District, 1993-2008 



  • Preschool Teacher, 1993-1995 

  • Grades 1 and 2 Multi-aged Classroom, 1995-1996

  • Grade 5 & 8, 1997

  • Grade 4, 1998-2001

  • Grade 3, 2001-2004

  • Grade 6, 2005-2008




2016 National Writing Project Writing Fellow, Plymouth State University


2013 Distinguished Educator Award, Concord School District



Adjunct Faculty


NHTI Center for Teaching Excellence 2020-present

Courses: Reading and Language Development


SNHU Graduate School of Education, 2010-2019


Courses:  The Educator Researcher, Assessment and Instruction of Students with Reading/Writing Difficulties, Assessment Accoutability and Teaching in the Classroom, Content Literacy Grades 6-12, Early Literacy Development

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