As we look ahead to spring, MRA is moving its annual conference online during the weekend of March 12 to 14, 2021. One of our featured speakers is Melanie Matthews, a life-long educator with 25 years of experience in education. She’s taught in both elementary and middle school before becoming a national trainer, consultant, instructional coach, and speaker.
She loves to improve teacher’s instructional and leadership capacities through workshops and webinars. Melanie works with schools, districts, and organizations nationwide, serving as a thought partner and leader in improving the quality of classroom instruction.
In addition to being a Literacy Coach, Melanie was a regional instructional coach serving six cities in the Midwest.
She founded Literacy at Work, LLC in 2008 after recognizing a critical need for quality literacy instruction. She has since expanded to include training and development for schools and organizational leaders.
Ms. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Marygrove College and a Masters of Education from the University of Michigan-Dearborn (GO BLUE!). In 2008, Melanie pursued and obtained a National Board Certificate in Literacy: Reading and Language Arts, Ages 3-12.
Her experience coupled with her passion for teaching adult learners around literacy and best coaching practices is why she loves to help educators master the art and craft of coaching. Melanie “cultivates the minds that cultivate the minds”.
The Michigan Reading Association welcomes all members — those who are new as well as whose memberships may have lapsed — to promote literacy by renewing your membership. To update your membership for the low price of $35, click here .