Eileen Murphy Buckley
Author | Speaker | Educator

College Readiness for All

Eileen Murphy Buckley

Eileen has two decades of experience working in education and promoting literacy. She helped to launch Walter Payton College Prep in 2000, one of the top-ranked schools in the country and has supported principals and teachers in over 130 schools in Chicago in developing systems to promote college readiness and individual student growth through a focus on critical literacy. She has worked with elementary schools and high schools with large ELL and low-income populations.


Impact Engine Announces Inaugural Class of 2012
CERCA is selected by the accelerator as one of eight startups creating positive societal and environmental change.
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360 Degrees of Text

Through Eileen Murphy Buckley's 360-degree approach to teaching critical literacy, students investigate texts through a full spectrum of learning modalities, harnessing the excitement of performance, imitation, creative writing, and argument/debate activities to become more powerful thinkers, readers, and writers. 360 Degrees of Text helps kids develop the strategies and the language they'll need to succeed!


Ithaca Education helps teachers deliver personalized and rigorous literacy curriculum to students through its web-based platform, CERCA. This tool aligns to the new Common Core State Standards by focusing on argument-based teaching methods. CERCA lets teachers build and share lessons, track growth, collaborate with students, and create academic portfolios online.

Speaking Engagements

Writing Templates and Argumentation in Vertical Planning for AP and CCSS
Midwestern Regional Forum
Advanced Placement College Board
Marriot Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Illinois

February 10-12, 2013

Common Core State Standards
for University Educators

Purdue University
Calumet School of Education

May 10, 2012 10 a.m. 12 p.m.

Connecting the Dots: CCSS, DI, NWEA...Help!
NWEA Fusion 2012
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 1401 SW Naito Pkwy Portland, OR 97201

CCSS and Academic Argument
as a Core Practice
School City of Hammond Hammond, IN http://hammond.k12.in.us/

July and August 2012

The Art of Language
Washington State Language Arts Council Annual
Conference Keynote Address

October 19, 2012

Representing Close Reading in Academic Writing
NCTE Webinar Series

November 1, 2012 3:00 p.m. CDT

Close Reading and the Common Core
National Council of Teachers of English 102nd Annual Convention Dream, Connect, Ignite Las Vegas, Nevada http://www.ncte.org/annual

November 15-20, 2012