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Kathy Horvath

Kathy Horvath is coauthor of No More Summer-Reading Loss, part of Heinemann's Not This But That series.

Kathy is assistant superintendent at Northbrook School District 28 in Northbrook, Illinois. She has focused district-wide with teachers to design a solid curriculum in all areas and develop a comprehensive instructional model from kindergarten to eighth grade. Through her leadership and guidance, many staff members have emerged as teacher-leaders who invite each other into their classrooms to observe and learn together. She believes that as teachers build their confidence and expertise in nurturing their students as readers and writers, student achievement consistently increases along with their love of learning. 

Previously, Kathy was a special education teacher in Dolton and Calumet City. As a result of her encouragement and innovative teaching strategies, many of her students with severe learning and behavioral problems were able to return to mainstream classrooms. She inspired students to work collaboratively, and many of them became mentors, tutors, and leaders in school-wide events. In 1992, she was honored with the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. For two years, she was one of six Illinois educators chosen to serve as a field advisor for the Illinois State Board of Education. In this capacity, she participated in planning state initiatives and worked with low-performing schools. She also served for three years as director of school improvement in Dolton.

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