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What Others Are Saying About Sunday and Her Work

Sunday has had an enormous impact on San Jose Unified, and we are lucky to have found her! She has worked with school site teams of teachers, intervention specialists, instructional coaches, and principals to understand components of early literacy within a literacy block, and implement guided reading. We have had a combination of theory, classroom application, and real-time coaching. Sunday has gone above and beyond to support our teachers and students, even when she isn't physically in San Jose. We have seen a huge amount of growth in the students that have been impacted, and we are thrilled to continue our work with her in the future!"

Rachel Powell

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & English Learner Services (Grades PreK-5), San Jose Unified School District

Sunday’s strategies are very clear, easy to follow and apply. They are doable and useful! As an intervention specialist, her strategies and coaching have equipped me with tools that help students engage with informational texts. The strategies become tools for them as well. They support students in becoming strategic readers."

Paola Cardona

Intervention Specialist, Trace Elementary, San Jose Unified School District

I had the opportunity to co-teach a phase one lesson alongside Sunday. Observing and teaching with Sunday has been one of the most beneficial experiences for my professional development. She has made year one implementation of guided reading meaningful and engaging for our staff and students." 

Jenni Stanek

4th Grade Classroom Teacher, Shuler Elementary, Waukee Community School District
Sunday at her home with her cat
Sunday working on a computer

Sunday Cummins challenges us to think outside of the box.  Her practical and unintimidating approach to strengthening student understanding through strategic incorporation of vocabulary and multiple non-fiction sources (books, articles, videos, etc.) enhances our craft as adult learners and ignites student engagement.  Students and Teachers are excited to learn more deeply about a topic in order to create authentic writing. Sunday´s passion for promoting non-fiction ¨texts¨ in classroom instruction is infectious." 

Tara Lash

Instructional Specialist, South Side Elementary, Champaign Unit 4 Schools

In our goal to personalize the learning for each and every student, the knowledge that Dr. Cummins has provided us has been unparalleled.  She has led, and worked along side of our staff, building our capacity in the area of guided reading.  Sunday has grown our pedagogy, as well as our desire to meet the needs of all of our students."

Joel Fey

Principal, Shuler Elementary, Waukee Community School District

Learning from Sunday Cummins is an experience that leaves you wanting more. She is wildly knowledgeable about each stage of a reader, and she is keenly responsive to students’ needs. She is always highly engaging for both students and adults alike."

Dr. Lisa Friesen

District Instructional Coordinator, North Kansas City Schools