Providing quality professional development worldwide.


Each school district is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help your teachers reach their full potential. I deliver custom solutions, tailored to you--your school culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges. My focus is developing intentional literacy practices along a balanced literacy continuum.



"Our literacy professional development with Dr. Taylor has been the most meaningful long term professional development I have ever been involved in."

          --Dr. Kari Selleck, Curriculum Director

"Dr. Michal Taylor has worked with our K-8 students for over 13yrs. She shares, models and supports a plethora of knowledge and strategies. Michal is truly one of the most exceptional educators and consultants I have worked with to bring about changes in classroom instruction that correlate with student achievement."

           --Dr. Kimberly Soranno, Curriculum Director

"I have worked with Dr. Taylor for many years but she always makes me think through new lenses every time we are together."

          -- Sue Sulzman, K-5 Principal

"Dr. Taylor always asks, "Why are you doing this?" and I have to answer with grounded rationales."

          -- Jaqueline Mattson, Classroom Teacher/Reading Recovery Teacher

"Dr. Taylor's professional development generates deep thinking and productive conversations among educators. She helps educators focus on effective classroom practices and teaching students to be lifelong learners."

           -- Ann Castle, Elementary Program Coordinator & Instructor, 

               Department of Teaching Eduction Michigan State University

I am a literacy consultant working with teachers PreK-8, administrators and parents in developing intentional literacy practices along a balanced literacy continuum. My roots are in New Zealand and over my 44 years in teaching,  I have been a K-3 classroom teacher and grades 4-8 reading teacher, a Reading Recovery teacher since 1989 and a Reading Recovery Teacher-Leader since 1991. I came to the USA in 1994 to implement Reading Recovery in a Michigan site. Since 2009, I have been an independent literacy consultant and continue to work as a Reading Recovery Teacher-Leader in two Michigan sites.  I also teach online classes for several Universities.

I earned my Ph.D. in Reading with a minor in Early Literacy at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan in 2006. I work extensively in schools modeling and coaching for the transfer of best literacy practices into the classroom to support all learners.

I offer a range of consulting services, all designed to help your teaching staff reach their highest potential. Whether you're looking for a small tweak or complete overhaul, I can help. My services are available a la carte so you can get precisely what you need.

I have a long history in working with children learning to speak, read and write. I am one of six children, a wife, a mother of two, a grandmother of three and an aunt and great aunt of too many nieces and nephews to count! I live with my husband, love bridge, my two Labradors and three cats, in rural Michigan.



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