Liisa Moilanen Potts

Director of English Language Arts Review



Previously, Moilanen Potts was the Director of Literacy/ELA and Professional Learning Integration for the Washington State department of education (OSPI), where she worked to support statewide birth-to-20 literacy efforts for 295 public districts. Prior to that position she worked as an instructional and leadership coach for public and private schools, focusing on school improvement efforts in reading, writing, cross-content strategies, and building professional learning communities. Moilanen Potts was a junior high and high school English teacher for ten years (Iowa and California) and continues to teach English at the community college level. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Washington and her M.A.T. in English Education from the University of Iowa and is a NWP Fellow (South Basin, 1997).

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