Educational Consulting & Instructional Coaching

Meet Dea

Dr. Dea is an educator of nearly 30 years tenure. In that time, she has worked with teachers and students on three continents and across twenty of the fifty states. Throughout, she has gained exceptional expertise in Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards, PARCC ELA/Literacy Assessment, Building Aligned Curriculum, and Developing District Level Type 2 and Type 3 Assessments in teacher evaluation compliance.

Upcoming Events

See Dr. Dea in action at upcoming conferences and workshops!

Oct. 2: Illinois Reading Conference

Oct. 9 & Nov. 10: ROE #12 Robinson, Illinois

Nov. 24: Conference on English Leadership, Washington, D.C.

Dec. 3-6: Literacy Research Association, Marco Island, Florida


Common Core

Dr. Conrad-Curry provides a variety of opportunities to enrich understanding of the Common Core State Standards, a shared framework for educators in their design of effective curriculum.


Dr. Dea offers Common Core/PARCC Assessment & Curriculum Planners, Common Core Aligned Writing Rubrics, and Unit Planners. Note: all downloadable materials are copyrighted and offered on an honor system–intended for single teacher use.

"Supporting Schools in the Quest of Educational Excellence"

Most Read Blog Posts

A life-long learner, Dea is continually exploring the landscape of the education system.

Nov 26, 2013

Another PARCC Acronym: The PCR or Prose Constructed Response…the essay

Another acronym!?! Just when you think you’ve begun to master educational jargon,...

Nov 5, 2013

HELP!! PARCC Testing Acronyms: EBSR/TECR

My virtual educational colleague, Darren Burris, recently inquired about PARCC’s...

Jan 29, 2013

Retell, Recount, Summarize? A Common Core Shift from Kindergarten to Fourth Grade

The progression of Common Core Grade Level Standards sparks curiosity within my brain....