Kelsey Corter is certified in early childhood and childhood education. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Edgewood College. Kelsey taught first grade in Sun Prairie, WI, and now teaches Kindergarten at P.S. 59 in New York City, which is a TCRWP model literacy school. Kelsey’s classroom is a laboratory for learning, where co-constructed curriculum is purposeful, integrated, and rooted in inquiry, play, and talk.
Kelsey built a strong foundation and passion for balanced literacy, thanks to an unparalleled mentorship with her first literacy coach and a home-grown TCRWP Summer Institute. Kelsey knew she had to be closer to the Project and progressive teaching in NYC. Since moving to New York, Kelsey has worked closely with staff developers, consultants, and authors. She frequently attends institutes and workshops with TCRWP and Bank Street College of Education. Kelsey’s classroom is featured in Kids 1st From Day 1, by Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz. Kelsey is a contributing-author for the award-winning blog, Two Writing Teachers.
Kelsey resides in Brooklyn with her husband, dog, cat, and a large collection of tropical plants and succulents. Join Kelsey in her learning on Instagram @theorganicclassroom and on Twitter @kelsey_corter.