Melissa Leach is the creator of Leach Literacy Training, LLC and has been providing teachers around the country the tools they need to be better prepared to create joyous classrooms full of readers and writers!
Leach Literacy provides unique and dynamic professional development for schools and school districts. Melissa Leach, owner and lead staff developer, 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). She currently works full-time alongside her team of literacy consultants to manage the work Leach Literacy Training is doing all over the world.
It is Melissa’s life work to make an impact on student achievement. Leach Literacy Training blends the research and knowledge of best practice of 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. Will she be soon helping your teachers?
If Melissa isn’t working hard for students and teachers, she is enjoying every moment with her family. Melissa has a wonderful husband and two beautiful young boys, Wyatt and Jack.View Conferences & Keynotes