Bolanle Ajomagberin is a K-5 literacy Educational Consultant at Teaching Matters who is passionate about partnering with other educators to cultivate research-based learning environments and experiences in literacy so all students can thrive. Bolanle’s career in education started as an elementary school teacher in Washington, DC, where she served as the grade level leader responsible for facilitating PLC meetings and supporting the adoption and implementation of curricula aligned to Common Core State Standards. After transitioning out of her role as a classroom teacher, Bolanle began targeted literacy work within the education nonprofit sector. Specifically, she has designed and facilitated innovative professional development focused on effective ways to teach foundational literacy skills such as phonemic awareness, multi-sensory phonics, and comprehension in both urban and rural school districts throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Bolanle also has extensive experience coaching emerging and experienced educators on implementing various curricula and interventions and incorporating teaching practices aligned with the science of reading. Her ability to create inclusive, encouraging coaching environments promotes positive change in instructional practices, leading to high student achievement.
Bolanle is a proud Bronx native of Nigerian descent. She holds an M.S.Ed in Elementary and Special Education from Lesley University and a B.S. in Human Development, Psychology, and Africana Studies from Binghamton University. When she is not engaging in activities to deepen and refine her literacy expertise, you can find her working on interior design projects, researching healing juice recipes, and traveling the world while munching on sweet plantain chips.