Lynette Emmons


Lynette Emmons began her teaching career at Nettlehorst School in Chicago in 1988, where her language arts classroom was much visited by Chicago area educators. In 1988 she was a runner-up for the Chicago Area Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 1993 she was named a fellow of the Illinois Writing Project. Lynette has been the Director of the Center for City Schools in the Urban Institute at National-Louis University for the past 14 years. This non-profit organization focuses its efforts on school renewal projects helping to develop classroom communities where best practices, active learning and collaboration enrich all. She has presented at a variety of national conferences and has worked with many school districts throughout the nation for the past twenty-three years.

As a national consultant for Stephanie Harvey Consulting she intensely engages with school districts, helping to guide their philosophy, curriculum and practice. Focusing on comprehension instruction, active literacy, inquiry and best practice instruction, Lynette is multi-faceted as she demonstrates lessons, leads school leadership teams, presents keynotes and workshops. She has led many teachers to incorporate inquiry and active engagement into their practice.

Lynette holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and earned a Doctorate Degree in Adult Education from National-Louis University where her dissertation focused on high-achieving teachers who engage in Critical Best Practice Pedagogy. She is also an assistant professor at National-Louis University where she teaches History and Philosophy of Education, Methods for Secondary English Teachers, American Urban Education and Teach for America students obtaining their alternative certificate.