Donalyn Miller

Donalyn Miller taught upper elementary and middle school students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. 

In her popular book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year.

In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn co-founded the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-hosts the monthly Twitter chat, #titletalk. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership, and The Washington Post. Donalyn serves as the Manager of Independent Reading and Outreach at Scholastic Book Fairs, where she also hosts "The Book Whisperer: Back to the Books" web show and co-edits the "Reader Leader" blog.

Professional Learning Workshop(s): 
Building a Thriving Reading Culture
Engaging Middle School Readers
Access to Books: Game Changer for Kids