Learner FIRST Literacy & Coaching Center

What is the Learner FIRST Literacy & Coaching Center?


The Learning FIRST Literacy Center provides training, coaching, and resources to leaders and teachers so that literacy instruction in partner districts is systemically aligned and intentionally designed to meet the needs of all learners.


We will develop teachers and leaders who have confidence in their literacy skills, and who implement literacy best practices, allowing all students to experience high levels of growth and to achieve at high levels.

Our Story

The Learner FIRST Literacy Center was developed to help better support educators around high quality and high impact literacy instruction.

We have listened to the unique needs of schools, leaders, students, parents, teachers and other educators and identified what’s needed to support literacy in today’s schools in practical and meaningful ways. Our entire team of literacy and coaching consultants have a proven track record of success and will work with your schools in a way that makes it possible to create a high quality literacy environment in any school.

For more information on receiving support from the Learner FIRST Literacy and Coaching Center, please contact Danica Lewis (Danica@firsteducation-us.com)


Services Available


Literacy Data Analysis and Goal Setting

Collaboratively, we work with you to analyze your literacy data and your current instructional practices using a needs assessment process.


Schoolwide Literacy Plan Design

With support from our team, clearly defined actions and outcomes for staff, students, and leaders will be developed to put you on a path toward meeting your goals.


Institutes and Workshops

We can partner with your organization in offering cost-affordable and customized 1-2 day institutes and/or webinars in which your professional learning communities (PLCs) can not only learn about literacy topics aligned to your goals, but also apply what they are learning to their own context. The content is designed to move you toward excellence in literacy instruction and leadership at all levels in your organization (e.g. system leaders, school leaders, and/or classroom educators).


On-Site Coaching

Our coaching program is designed to help guide teams through the change process. Coaches are experienced facilitators and have guided professional learning communities (PLCs) in schools for many years. One or more of our expert coaches will work side-by-side with your team and/or leaders to help ensure success.



From Virtual Workshops to tools for leaders and classroom teachers, visit our resources page to access supports from the Learning FIRST Literacy Center.


Athena’s Notebook

The Learning FIRST Literacy Center’s Blog, Athena’s Notebook, provides perspectives, ideas, and thought-provoking insights into the hottest topics in Literacy Instruction.


Team Members

Danica Lewis


Don Smith

Associate Director

Amy Lubben


The Learner FIRST Literacy & Coaching Center

If you are looking to improve literacy in your school, please do not hesitate to reach out. We will create customized plans based on your school’s reality and help ensure ALL students are learning at high levels. We are here to help, please contact us today!

Contact our team

FIRST Educational Resources, LLC is committed to providing current and future educators throughout the United States with the most comprehensive and affordable support available to help improve the overall educational process of Teaching, Learning, and Leading.

Get In Touch

FIRST Educational Resources, LLC
5811 Seven Elms Drive
Winneconne, WI 54986

(920) 479-6504