“Becoming an authentic and effective literacy leader means recognizing and balancing how your time is spent, taking control of that time, and not drowning in the daily list of to-dos.”- Jacy Ippolito

Jacy Ippolito, Ed.D., is an associate professor and department chair of secondary and higher education in the School of Education at Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts. Jacy’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on the intersection of adolescent and disciplinary literacy, literacy coaching, teacher leadership, and school reform. His work can be found in many journals including Educational Leadership, the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, the Journal of School LeadershipProfessional Development in EducationThe Learning Professional, and The Elementary School JournalHis recent books include Disciplinary Literacy Inquiry and Instruction (2019), An UnCommon Theory of School Change (2019), Unpacking Coaching Mindsets (2018), Investigating Disciplinary Literacy (2017), Cultivating Coaching Mindsets (2016), and Adolescent Literacy in the Era of the Common Core (2013).  For a complete listing of Jacy’s work, please visit: https://www.visualcv.com/jacyippolito 

Ippolito completed his undergraduate degrees in English and psychology at the University of Delaware, before completing his master’s and doctorate in language and literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to his work in higher education, he taught in the Cambridge Public Schools as a middle school read­ing specialist, literacy coach, and drama teacher. Thus began his professional interest in the roles, responsibilities, and impact of literacy leaders and coaches.