Lynette Emmons


Lynette Emmons began her teaching career at Nettelhorst School in Chicago in 1988, where her language arts classroom was much visited by Chicago area educators. 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 12 years. This non-profit organization focuses their efforts on high school renewal projects and helps to develop classroom and school 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-two years.

As a national literacy consultant for Stephanie Harvey Consulting she intensely engages with middle schools and high schools helping to guide their philosophy, curriculum and practice. Focusing on comprehension instruction, active literacy and best practice instruction she is multifaceted as she demonstrates lessons, leads school leadership teams, presents keynotes and workshops.

Lynette holds a Masters 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 and American Urban Education.