Meet Cara Shores

Speaking/Consultation Areas: Co-teaching and Inclusion, Differentiated Instruction, Student Support Teams, Response to Intervention, Collaborative Team Building and Planning.


Presentation Style: Practical teaching and administrative techniques, personal anecdotes.

Cara Shores, EdS, began her career as a special education teacher and taught children in both pullout and inclusive classrooms.  She received her master’s degree and educational specialist degree from the University of West Georgia and has since served as Student Support Services Coordinator and District Director of Special Education. 

Mrs. Shores has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States and Canada on practical strategies for inclusion, co-teaching, and increasing achievement for all students through differentiated instruction and RTI.  She has provided keynote and feature presentations for numerous state and national organizations including the Council for Exceptional Children, National Council for Administrators in Special Education, National Middle School Association, Student Services Administrators Association of Manitoba (Canada), Student Assistance Professional Association, and the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders.  Mrs. Shores is author of A Comprehensive Approach to RTI:  Integrating Behavioral and Academic Interventions, Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher, and Using RTI for School Improvement: Raising sEvery Student’s Achievement Scores.  Mrs. Shores serves as the President of Wesley Educational Service.

Recent topics include: Co-teaching in the Differentiated Classroom Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary Classroom Differentiated Instruction in the Middle/High School Classroom Team Building through Communication and Collaboration Planning for Co-taught Classrooms The Inclusive Education Puzzle Utilizing Student Support Teams as a Tool for School Improvement