Ramona Chauvin is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Dr. Chauvin works with the Southeast Comprehensive Center and the Texas Comprehensive Center to build the capacity of state and regional education staff to assist schools and districts in need of improvement. Highlights of Dr. Chauvin’s qualifications include reading/language arts/writing instruction (K–12); adolescent literacy; coaching; instructional monitoring and feedback; assessment; leadership; teacher quality and effectiveness; and professional learning communities (PLCs).
Dr. Chauvin's current and recent projects include integrating literacy strategies with Mississippi’s career and technical education program, helping to write Georgia’s statewide PreK–12 literacy plan, providing professional development sessions on adolescent/academic literacy and college and career ready standards, and providing technical assistance and professional development for educators of English learners. She also provides technical assistance and training in systemic school improvement to districts and schools in states across the southeastern and southwestern U.S. For example, as part of New Mexico Reads to Lead Project, she provided professional development and technical assistance to local schools using a coaching model. Her work involves providing low‑performing districts and schools with professional development in the Professional Teaching and Learning Cycle.
Prior to joining SEDL (which merged with AIR January 1, 2015), Dr. Chauvin was a Reading First regional coordinator for the Louisiana State Department of Education and the program director of Western Washington University’s K–8 Teacher Education Program in Everett, Washington. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience in grades 5–12 and 13 years of teaching experience in higher education institutions in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Washington.