Marie Cataldi Portillo is a senior field trainer analyst with the Academic Foundation Initiatives at IPSI. She supports the implementation of the Texas Literacy Initiative with elementary campuses in the El Paso Independent School District. She is a certified reading specialist and master reading teacher whose role is to provide technical assistance and support in literacy instruction, leadership and professional development.
Previously, Marie was a campus coach with the Texas Reading First Initiative, a Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS) trainer, a mentor for classroom teachers and literacy coaches, and an adjunct faculty instructor at The University of Texas at El Paso. She earned her Master of Education and bachelor’s degrees from The University of Texas at El Paso.