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Ardith Cole

Port Townsend
Independent Literacy Consultant, Author, & Retired Public School Teacher & Coach
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Education and Training
Media and Publishing
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Language Arts
Able to work with Special Needs
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
Elementary School
High School
Higher Education
Available for classroom presentations
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisorship (longer term commitment)
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I can help teachers and parents scaffold students using proven strategies to accomplish reading and writing tasks. I can also be of help to writers who must "respond in writing," whether that written task is school-related or job-related. I am able to edit potential publications.
You have indicated an expertise in Media and Publishing
Working with both textbook and journal publishers and editors, I have published seven books (see Ardith Davis Cole at, as well as and myriad articles. I've also taught writing at the University of Buffalo, NY. I constructed my own website ( and have used (Apple) digital technology to present to large groups. Furthermore, I've helped students, friends, and colleagues edit their writing and publish online documents.