Our Literacy Team Welcomes You

Welcome Back

We would like to welcome everyone back to what is hopefully a quieter school year than our last has been.  Please know we are here to help in any way, and our thoughts are always with you through these unchartered times.  Our consultants are listed below and can assist you with literacy, how to be effective in asynchronous and synchronous learning, technology use in blended learning, and simply to be your sounding board!  We look forward to serving you!

  • Region 1: Andrea Raber
  • Region 2: Ashley Bultje
  • Region 3: Kelly Westley
  • Region 4:  Sue Longcor
  • Region 5:  Tina Graven
  • Region 6: Teri Boezinger
  • Region 7: Kelsey Bowers
  • Region 8:  Holly Ritter
  • Region 9: Danielle Hakeman
  • Region 10: Melissa Blohm
  • Region 11: Tami Huck

Meet Danielle Hakeman

Prior to coming to Central Rivers, I was in Waterloo at Lou Henry Elementary. I served as the literacy coach for 4 years and the lead teacher for 3 years at Lou. I’ve also taught in Mediapolis, Oelwein, and Davenport (grades 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8).
I am married to Brett and we have two daughters, Riley (6) and Linley (4). We also have two dogs, Opie and Gunner. We live in La Porte City.
In my free time, I like to read, bike, kayak, and boat. Basically all things outdoors! We love going to Lost Island Waterpark in the summer, too.
I will be serving Region 9 and look forward to meeting and working with everyone there.

Classes and Book Studies Offered 20-21

Our classes are being offered in a blended learning environment currently with a mix of asynchronous and synchronous learning. Some may return to limited face-to-face learning at a later date!  At this time, we are flexible with many of our classes and have various ways for learning and implementation.  Our models differ from class-to-class and possibilities could be represented in-district, with specific implementation coaching, blended, self-paced…the possibilities can be discussed with our team.  Please reach out with any needs your districts may have.  Our list of currently-offered classes are below:


  • Large Group Explicit Instruction in Comprehensive Literacy Framework K-8-Closed for 2020
  • Foundations in Literacy-Class Opening Soon
  • Early Literacy Specialist
  • Next Steps in Literacy Workshop for Classroom Teachers-Begins in October for Year 2 Participants
  • Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons
  • Targeted Literacy Instruction for Struggling Readers K-12-Begins IN 2021
  • Teaching in the Visible Learning Classroom K-5-Closed for Fall
  • Teaching in the Visible Learning Classroom 6-12-Closed for Fall

Book Studies

  • Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 5-12
  • 180 Days:  Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents
  • 10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention
  • Equipped for Reading Success
  • The Knowledge Gap