Data-Driven instructional support aimed to effectively get children to read & comprehend without teacher burnout.


The Reading by Design Teacher Training Series is the only program of it’s kind that not only shows teachers exactly how to teach children how to read and comprehend – but also equips and empowers them with coaching support, feedback, and done-for-you resources.


Increase student achievement by building the capacity in your teachers through customized consulting, strategic planning, and effective professional development.

Decoding Students way to Reading Independently: Teaching Children How to Read with Structured Literacy

Promises to equip teachers with the instructional phonics and phonological awareness tools needed to teach children how to decode unknown words even if they are in upper elementary.

Mastering Teaching Grade Level Standards Through Comprehension 

Promises to equip teachers with the instructional tools needed to explicitly teach children how to master grade level standards through comprehension strategies and techniques.

Increasing Reading Achievement in Children with Data-Driven Instruction

Promises to provide teachers with the instructional tools needed to increase student’s achievement levels through providing data-driven instruction.

Preventing Burnout in Literacy by giving Teachers Confidence in Managing Effective Reading Instruction

Teaching by Design Signature Program

A comprehensive program that promises to help teachers prevent burnout in literacy by providing them with a system to create engaging standard-based lessons in order to manage all the aspects of their reading block while offering support, feedback, and reading best practices.


.: Options for Every School :.

Virtual Professional Learning & Coaching

Enroll your teachers in a transformational learning experience where all your teachers are supported with live virtual coaching and professional development.

Hybrid Professional Learning & Coaching

This combination of virtual and in-person professional development. This gives teachers a transformational learning experience that offers the best of both worlds.

In Person Professional Learning & Coaching

A combination of 1:1 coaching and actionable in person professional learning is transformative and impactful.

STUDENT GROWTH starts with your TEACHERS...

I have been that teacher wanting to help my students grow academically but lacking the support and guidance to do so. 

I've also been that administrator wanting to help all my students grow, but not knowing the right steps to take.

After five years in administration, 10+ years in education, 3 degrees and 9 years of offering professional development, I discovered the key to student success. 🔑


The key to student success is found in the instructional support given to teachers for them to reach their highest capacity. 💥 BOOM 💥

"For the first time in 20 years, I received a low score on my teacher evaluation. I was ashamed, hurt and disappointed. Mrs. McNair was given the task to train me on small group teaching. She was innovative, caring and very knowledgeable of the curriculum. She took out the time to model how to teach small groups in both reading and math. She helped me to interpret my data to form groups, modeled best practices with small groups and provided me with great resources.

After being trained on small group instruction, I was able earn higher scores on my evaluations and my students reading scores and levels increased over 50%. I know that Aja McNair is a great teacher, facilitator, administrator and encourager. She does all these things with fidelity and a positive attitude."


Increased staff morale with teachers who feel valued and supported instructionally.

A clear school improvement plan with data that drives the scope of your instruction as your students hit their goals.

Classrooms where best practices are mastered by both teachers & students.

Help your students go from struggling to thriving academically by providing your teachers with the instructional support they need.

At the end of working together, you'll walk away with:

➥ Instructional support that will facilitate high academic growth in students
➥ A clear school-wide initiative that has been successfully executed, planned and monitored
➥ Teachers who have mastered best teaching practices in reading


➥ Teachers who feel supported, confident and are ready to make a difference

"I have worked with Aja since I started teaching. Over the years, she has guided me with strategies on ways to connect and get my students engaged. I was used to students who just sat down and listened. When I met Aja, I was so intrigued with all her engaging fun activities that she did with her students. As she shared with me how to do hands on activities and even guided reading, (she's the guided reading and close reading guru) I developed tremendously as a teacher. I knew her strategies worked when I watched my students advance grade levels in reading.

To other teachers, I would say to soak up as much as you can out of her from differentiated activities and choice boards to digital Nearpod lessons. She's truly been my go to administrator over the years."

Be like this school...

I helped this elementary school go from being on the at-risk list to a B rated school


Through initiating school initiatives, providing effective professional development and consistently coaching teachers on best practices. 

I can't wait to do the same for you!

What happens when you book a call?

During your FREE School Improvement Audit, you are guaranteed to receive very clear next steps for instructional support based on the needs of your students and staff.

After you book a call, you will be prompted to complete a form that will provide me with all of your academic goals and concerns for your students so that our call can be as productive as possible.

"Aja helped my fourth grade students reach the highest level on the Georgia Milestone test. She coached me on looking at my iReady data and developing lessons that catered to my student's needs and challenged them.
Her way of looking at data totally changed the way I look at my classroom data. She is gifted at breaking things down and setting realistic goals
In addition to her helping my test scores, she also helped me with my classroom management systems.  
I'm so blessed to have worked with her. She's so knowledgeable and willing to help beyond what is asked of her."

Before you go...


If there's one thing I want you to remember, it's this: 

Trust your gut!

If you've read this far, I have a feeling that working with me is exactly what you need to transform your school. So don't second guess yourself.

If you're worried you're not ready yet, or aren't 100% convinced - reach out to [email protected].

Remember, booking a School Improvement Audit is absolutely FREE and you are guaranteed to walk away with your next step to improve student's academic growth.

You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

So what are you waiting for?