The Spark Mission
Spark Educational Consulting partners with educators, schools, and districts to support the implementation of best practices and continuous improvement science with the goal of improving outcomes for students with diverse learning needs and their families.
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With close to two decades of experience in education, Genevieve Thomas brings diverse experience and deep expertise to her work with schools and districts. Genevieve has served large and small districts, both urban and rural, in roles ranging from a special education teacher to a district level leader. She has experience in both the traditional public and the charter sectors, and she has had extensive opportunities to coach others in roles from classroom teachers to senior leadership.
Genevieve has designed and delivered professional learning experiences at the local and national levels, and her areas of expertise include literacy instruction and intervention, special education policies and best practices for diverse learners with a focus on dyslexia and other reading disabilities, and the use of data to drive continuous improvement within multi-tiered systems of support.
Professional Learning Design & Implementation
Teacher & Leader Coaching
Partnerships & Areas of Expertise
Areas of Expertise
Understanding and supporting students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities:
Design professional learning opportunities with the goal of improving educators’ understanding and implementation of research-based practices for supporting students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities
Meaningful inclusion of students with diverse learning needs:
Provide consultation and technical assistance to leaadership teams working to leverage meaningful inclusion practices as a means of improving outcomes for diverse learners
Special education policies and practices:
Conduct needs assessments and leverage the results to support districts and networks in the implementation of policies and practices that support both compliance and improved outcomes for diverse learners