Keys to Increasing Student Achievement: RTI in Light of the Common Core State Standards

Fresno, California
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dr. Kevin Feldman

                              Professional Biography


Dr. Kevin Feldman is the Emeritus Director of Reading and Intervention with the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) and an independent educational consultant working with publishers, schools, and districts across the country and in Asia.  His career in education spans forty-three years.  As the Director of Reading and Intervention for SCOE he developed, organized, and monitored programs related to PreK-12 literacy and the prevention/ remediation of reading difficulties. To learn more about Dr. Feldman’s work with SCOE, please visit the SCOE web site (


Dr. Feldman’s primary focus is on practical, evidence-based approaches to support schools in accelerating academic literacy across the grades and content areas to meet the challenging targets spelled out the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  His major contributions are in the areas of student engagement, academic vocabulary, comprehension/critical thinking strategies, preventing early reading failure, linking assessment to instruction, developing school-wide literacy support models (e.g. RTI/MTSS/Common Core) for elementary, middle, and high school, with a significant focus on accommodating and accelerating ELL/Special Education and other high risk students.  Dr. Feldman serves as lead consultant to a number of RTI/ CCSS Instructional improvement related projects around the country (e.g. OR, MI, NE, IL, AK) supporting a rigorous effort to improve content area literacy or Tier 1 instruction in grades 4-12. He also serves as literacy consultant to the CalSTAT Statewide Special Education Reform Project in California (see:, as well as a number of publishers and literacy organizations nationwide. He is a consulting author for various secondary publishers including: Prentice-Hall Middle/High School Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Programs, and is the co-author of Scholastic’s READ 180 Adolescent Literacy Intervention Program used in all 50 states and internationally.


Dr. Feldman is a frequent seminar leader throughout California, across the country, and internationally. He has contributed a number of articles to professional journals and books.  Dr. Feldman has taught for nineteen years at the university level in Special Education and Masters’ level programs for University of California, Riverside and Sonoma State University.


Dr. Feldman earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Washington State University, Masters Degree from University of California, Riverside in Special Education, Learning Disabilities and Instructional Design, and Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco in Curriculum and Instruction.  When not working with educators, Dr. Feldman enjoys reading (imagine that!), biking, outdoor adventuring/ travel, music, and trying to keep up with his twenty three-year old son Max, and nineteen year old daughter Zoe Rose.


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