In today's teacher podcast, Deedee and Adam sit down to talk to literacy professional staff developer, Melissa Leach. Deedee and Adam continue their conversation surrounding balanced literacy and the implications for classroom instruction.
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Leach’s Literacy Training, LLC provides unique and dynamic professional development for schools and school districts across the country. Melissa Leach, owner and president, is a sought after literacy change leader for her knowledge of the Balanced Literacy Framework and her ability to make success in each and every component feel achievable to every participant.
Melissa has been a dynamic classroom teacher (Michigan and Texas; 2000-2008), a state-level Literacy Specialist (Texas; 2008-2012) a Professional Learning Designer for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DC; 2012-2014), and a K-12 ELAR and SLAR Specialist (Texas; 2014- 2015), and she currently works full-time alongside her team of literacy consultants to run Leach’s Literacy Training, LLC.
It is Melissa’s life work to make an impact on student achievement. Leach’s Literacy training blend the research and knowledge of best practice Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop with hands-on application to a real-life classroom setting. Melissa’s desire to reach more students is happening, one teacher at a time.