Darcy is a Senior Program Manager with CLI Solutions Group. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the team as she is able to draw on her diverse professional experiences. Darcy began her teaching career in an inner city school in Canada. It was there that she established herself as a leader in literacy instruction. As a KEEN Foundation recipient, she looked for ways to improve reading instruction in the early elementary classroom. This type of leadership and initiative earned her the honor of being selected as a featured lecturer for Scholastic Canada, and she was awarded as a finalist in Excellence in Teaching. Darcy went onto consult for a number of Canadian publishers and worked as a literacy consultant for the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement.
After moving to the U.S., Darcy became a Statewide Coordinator with Texas Reading First. She also worked as a Project Manager for the state early reading assessment, the TPRI. Darcy is known throughout the state of Texas as an expert in comprehension instruction. She has led the Solutions Group team in development of the Unlocking Understanding comprehension series K-12, and is a contributing author of Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, a textbook used for instruction of preservice teachers.