Caitlin Franco is the Founder and Executive Director of the Equality Charter School in the Bronx, New York. Beyond her work with the school, Caitlin Franco has completed several certifications and training programs, including Basic Writing Skills Training through the Windward School.
Started in 1988, the Windward School features several programs and courses to help educators improve their skills, including the Basic Writing Skills Training program. The Basic Writing Skills program includes lectures and workshops that give participants a well-rounded learning environment. Focusing on expository writing, this program includes instruction in basic sentence structure along with revising, editing, and the proper composition of paragraphs to provide clarity in writing.
The training provided in this program can be used by K-12 educators, including those working in both special education and general classroom settings. Completion of the program allows participants to receive national certification for the course and meets the requirements for several organizations, including the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.