Jen Teaching

Jen Teaching

Read to Self

Read to Self

Read Aloud

Read Aloud

LFL Deliver to BAWC

LFL Deliver to BAWC

PL Book Tasting

PL Book Tasting



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Stephanie Dunton

Coaching Partner for  Bay City

Public Schools, Bay City Academy, and

State Street Academy

Stephanie is an Early Literacy Coach for

Bay-Arenac ISD. 

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Tracy Novak


Coaching Partner for Bangor

Township Schools, K-2

Tracy is an Early Literacy Coach for the Bay-Arenac ISD. She has 9 years of relevant teaching experience, including preschool, Kindergarten, and first grade. Tracy holds a K-12 Literacy Specialist (M.A.T.) Master’s Degree and her Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education from Saginaw Valley State University. Tracy is married with two young children, ages 2 and 6. Together they enjoy family adventures and spending quality time with family and friends. She is excited to begin partnering with local schools and educators across the state to increase student engagement and literacy proficiency.

Matt Lovely


Coaching Partner for  Standish-Sterling Community Schools

Matt is an Early Literacy Coach for Bay-Arenac ISD.   

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Amanda Zimmerman



Coaching Partner for Bangor

Township Schools, 3-5

Amanda is a BAISD Early Literacy Coach for Bangor Township and Au Gres-Sims, supporting grades 3-5. She has 14 years of relevant teaching experience in grades 2-6. Amanda is attaining her Master’s Degree as a K-12 Literacy Specialist (M.A.T.), and has her Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education, with a double minor in Reading and Social Studies through Saginaw Valley State University. Amanda is happily married, and they have a yellow lab and a house rabbit. They all enjoy taking camping trips in the national forests together, and lazy pontoon rides. Amanda is also an avid Michigan fan (Go Blue!).  Amanda knows that she will be working with teachers with amazing and unique skills and talents that will be used to increase the proficiency and engagement of all students.

Meet the Coaches

Tami Kinney

Coaching Partner for Au Gres-Sims  School District and Essexville-Hampton Public Schools

Tami is an Early Literacy Coach for the Bay-Arenac ISD.