Sharon DeCarlo, PCG Education Subject Matter Expert

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Sharon DeCarlo, C.A.G.S., is a senior literacy associate at PCG Education. Her extensive experience in public education informs her work in consulting with school and district administrators and teams, providing professional development, and developing curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Her current projects include serving as PCG Education's lead ELA writer for Connecticut Systems of Professional Learning for Common Core Coaches.

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Sharon DeCarlo, PCG Education Subject Matter Expert

  1. 1. Sharon DeCarlo EXPERTISE Curriculum design, literacy, Common Core State Standards, tiered instruction and intervention Sharon DeCarlo, C.A.G.S., is a senior literacy associate at PCG Education. Her extensive experience in public education informs her work in consulting with school and district administrators and teams, providing professional development, and developing curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Her current projects include serving as PCG Education’s lead ELA writer for Connecticut Systems of Professional Learning for Common Core Coaches. She also provides professional development for the Maine Content Literacy Project, as well as working with schools and districts in Massachusetts on a variety of literacy-related projects. Previously, she led the writing team for PCG’s NY State curriculum, grades 9-12. She has designed standards-based curriculum with several school districts in Massachusetts. Ms. DeCarlo has also conducted Response to Intervention (RtI) reviews and developed action plans. She worked with a team at PCG Education to write a Secondary Literacy Framework for the state of Indiana. EXPERIENCE Ms. DeCarlo has more than 25 years of teaching and administrative experience in K–12 education. Her areas of expertise include PK- 12 ELA and literacy, Common Core Standards, writing and aligning curriculum, professional learning communities, and systems of tiered instruction and intervention (RtI). Prior to joining PCG Education, Ms. DeCarlo was an elementary classroom teacher and secondary English teacher in New York for ten years. Upon relocating to Massachusetts, she served as a middle school literacy specialist and district English Language Arts curriculum specialist for eight years and as school and district administrator for 12 years. Her most recent position prior to PCG was Executive Director of Instructional Programs in the Newton, MA Public Schools. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Leadership • Literacy Coaches Chair, Massachusetts Reading Association • Adjunct Faculty, Center for Professional Studies, Fitchburg State University Review and Advisory • DESE Review Team: District Practices Addressing the Differentiated Needs of All Students, • School Administrator Advisory Group for the Status of Reading Instruction Institute (IRA) Selected Presentations and Publications • Common Core Standards and the Novel, NCTE, 2013 • 21st Century Skills, Educational Leadership Institute (ELI) EDCO, 2010 and 2011 • Professional Learning Communities, 2009 and 2010 • Research Based Instructional Strategies, Thompson, CT Public Schools, 2008 • Balanced Literacy in the Intermediate Grades, 2008 EDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND AFFILIATIONS Ms. DeCarlo earned a B.A. in elementary education/English at the University of Rhode Island, an M.S. in the Reading Certification Program at College of New Rochelle, an M.S. in elementary education at Western Connecticut State University, and a C.A.G.S. in administration, training, and policy studies at Boston University. She is licensed as a superintendent/assistant superintendent, and reading specialist. To learn more about Sharon DeCarlo or other PCG Education Subject Matter Experts, contact us at pcgeducation@pcgus.com or 1-800-210-6113 Public Consulting Group, Inc. | 148 State Street, Tenth Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 | tel: (800) 210-6113 fax: (617) 426-4632 Copyright Public Consulting Group, Inc. www.pcgeducation.com subject matter expert

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