Sikana was formed in 2006 by Hilary and Val Dumitrescu. After enjoying rewarding but demanding careers in teaching and publishing, we were determined to spend as much time with our children as possible. So we decided to find a way to make a career out of full-time freelancing. Individual assignments led to bigger projects, so we invited colleagues to join us.
Sikana brings together an impressive collection of some of the most creative, seasoned authors and editors in the educational publishing industry. We are teachers, novelists, poets and children’s authors. We are creators with keen eyes for unique, engaging, deeply meaningful content that reflects the realities of our complex modern society. At Sikana, we strive to inform, educate and empower all students to read, think and apply the knowledge they acquire in an instructional environment that is both relevant and meaningful.
Sikana leverages decades of collective experience along with masterful creativity to enhance collaborative efforts with educational technology companies, textbook publishers, and curriculum development companies that aim to release exceptional products.
We provide consulting expertise in design and development of Reading and English Language Arts curricula, product development, benchmark and comprehensive, end-of-course, assessments.
We create original materials in Literature, Reading Comprehension and English Language Learning for stand-alone products or comprehensive curricula. We create banks of original assessment items, teacher-focused materials and student manuals. We focus on aligning all our materials with current demands of online learning platforms and on serving the diversity of learning needs present in student populations across the country. Our clients are consistently thrilled by and appreciative of the uniqueness of our content which lends a competitive edge to their products.
Our collaborative, consulting and creative endeavors seek one ultimate outcome: to enhance the learning environment by facilitating teachers’ efficiency, students’ engagement, and the demonstration of subject matter mastery.
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