Dr. Chin is the Director of the English Teaching Program at the University of Montana and former Director of the Montana Writing Project. She has served as the President of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Senior Project Consultant for the 2011 Writing Framework of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)--the Nation's Report Card. Dr. Chin has also served as a Board Member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBTS) and a member of the Montana Review Committee for the Common Core State Standards. Currently, she is an Expert Panel Member on the NBC News’ Parent Toolkit.
With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Chin is a passionate advocate for professional development for all educators, kindergarten through university levels. A highly respected national and international leader in English language arts, Dr. Chin works with all aspects of literacy education: curriculum, instruction, standards, and assessment. Her presentations and workshops demonstrate best practices and active pedagogy that support students as effective communicators, critical thinkers, and respectful, responsible members of our communities. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and service, including the 2011 NCTE Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Beverly Ann Chin, is the Senior Series Consultant for Sadlier's Grammar for Writing, Grades 6-12; Grammar Workshop, Grades 3-5; and Writing Workshop, Grades 6-12. She also has written five of Sadlier's Professional Development eBooks discussing the effectiveness of teaching writing and grammar to all students.