Tonya Gilchrist is an internationally experienced educator, presenter, instructional coach, and curriculum specialist. Tonya earned her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Hong Kong University. She also holds an IB Certificate in Leadership Practice and an IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research. Tonya currently serves as a learning leader for Erin Kent Consulting where she specializes in helping schools around the world amplify inquiry and honor agency across all components of balanced literacy—including reading and writing workshops. She also works with schools to support them in enhancing disciplinary literacy and in effectively utilizing the workshop model across languages.