The recipient of multiple honors from multiple organizations, Dr. Elaine McEwan-Adkins is a former
teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction. She is the author of more than 35
books for parents and educators, includingTeach Them All to Read: Catching Kids Before They Fall
Through the Cracks, Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools, and 40 Reading Intervention Strategies for K6
Students: Research-Based Support for RTI, on which this course is based. Dr. McEwan-Adkins did her
undergraduate work in education at Wheaton College, and received her master’s degree in library
science and her doctorate in educational administration from Northern Illinois University.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector management consulting and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.