Talia is a passionate educator who strives to provide all kids with the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to pursue their dreams and effect positive change in their communities. At LitLife, Talia runs all of the organizational aspects of the company and manages many of LitLife’s projects outside of schools. In addition, Talia works with educators daily to ensure their classroom, school, and district are well set up for vigorous and joyful literacy instruction. In her consulting work, Talia is known for her practical advice and ability to help teachers view students’ strengths and proactively address student misconceptions, ensuring that all children are able to reach their potential.
Talia began her teaching career at DC Public Schools teaching elementary and middle school. She then moved to New York to become a founding teacher at Achievement First Aspire Elementary School, joining a team of dedicated teachers and administrators in building an excellent school from the ground up. At Achievement First, Talia served as a Curriculum Fellow, designing the first grade reading curriculum for the larger charter network.
Talia received two bachelor’s degrees, from Columbia University, where she studied African History, and from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she studied Gender Studies. She received her M.A. in Elementary Curriculum from George Mason University. When not working, Talia can be found reading novels and practicing handstands in the park.