Mary Alibrandi has a BA in Elementary Education and a MEd in Special Education, specializing in Language, Literacy, and Learning Disabilities. She is currently a Vanderbilt University Mentor who supervises graduate and undergraduate student teachers during their placements in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). She recently had the opportunity to work as a consultant for the University of Tennessee during the development of its Common Core State Standards (CCSS) toolkit website and on the CCSS Crosswalk Report. She worked for MNPS as a Reading First literacy leader from 2004-2010 and presented at district and regional conferences for MNPS and the Tennessee State Department of Education. Prior to that, Mrs. Alibrandi worked as a resource teacher and Title I/Reading Recovery teacher in MNPS since 1997. She is currently working on her Administrative Licensure through Lipscomb University. Mrs. Alibrandi enjoys helping schools implement research-based practices to help students achieve success and empowering teachers to meet the individual needs of all students.
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