Scaffolding Academic Literacy Institute

Tonya’s training, demonstration lessons, and coaching have had a tremendous impact on our staff. In recent monitoring and accountability visits, district observers were impressed by the high levels of student engagement in our classrooms.

Maria Cervantes

Principal, Lodi Unified School District

Tonya’s enthusiasm, expertise and outstanding communication skills make her one of the most outstanding presenters we have ever had! Her practical hands-on approach keeps the teachers engaged and wanting more.

Linda Ortiz

Curriculum Director, Wright School District

Don’t water down expectations. Raise them—boldly.


Creating equal opportunity is about more than raising test scores of subgroups. It calls for us to engage ELs, students of color, and students in poverty in rigorous, relevant learning to excel as leaders and innovators in a global world.

Tonya has made an academic impact. All teachers have embraced her strategies which are evident in daily teaching and give all students access to the curriculum. San Miguel Elementary is very thankful that Tonya has provided tremendous support in our goal to improve student achievement for all students.

Ron Calloway

Superintendent, Mark West Union School District

Our work with Tonya has given teachers the tools, the outlook and the attitude to build a quality writing program. She has set us on the right track to preparing our students to be thoughtful, comprehensive writers. Our teachers now have a clearer understanding of what a powerful, rigorous writing program looks like and how to get us there.

Deb Hall

Principal, Healdsburg Jr. High

Bring Tonya to your district to empower teachers with practical tools to empower linguistically and culturally diverse students through rigorous, relevant, twenty-first-century literacy. Tonya builds teacher capacity to ensure all students excel with:

  • Engaging in collaborative academic conversations
  • Reading complex texts closely
  • Making and justifying claims with evidence
  • Writing from texts to impact real audiences
  • Using technology to collaborate, research, create, revise, and publish
  • Building academic language for cross-disciplinary success

Tonya customizes professional learning for each district so that it integrates seamlessly with local priorities, pedagogy, resources, and goals. Contact her today for a free consultation.

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I have already seen excellent results using the teaching techniques from Tonya Ward Singer. Her engaging approach to teaching has becomes the standard for all classes here at Corona School. We thank her for helping us help our students!

Jerry Segalla

4th Grade Teacher, Ontario-Montclair School District

I was actively engaged during the whole session. Tonya modeled, allowed me to practice, and gave feedback. If all classes could be this way, teachers would be better equipped to do what they are expected to do.

Jacqueline Slade

8th Grade English Teacher, Virginia Beach City Public Schools