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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Cindy Merrilees is an outstanding presenter, author, literacy specialist, but most importantly, an enthusiastic, practicing third grade teacher. Cindy is known for her down-to-earth, practical classroom strategies to help all students achieve at higher levels. She knows and understands the challenges teachers face daily and will share dozens of ideas to help teachers work smarter, not harder in their own third grade classrooms. Cindy’s third grade expertise, practicality and humor keep her seminars fast-moving, fun and filled with useful ideas you can implement immediately in your third grade classroom.

She is the author of Increase Third Graders’ Learning: Current, Best Strategies to Strengthen Your Third Grade Program, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. You won’t want to miss this idea-packed day all about how to implement the latest educational trends and strategies to strengthen your third grade program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Cindy is an excellent presenter! Her references to her own teaching experience make her content easy to understand. It will be easy to take her ideas and use them tomorrow in my classroom. Thank you!”
- Lisa Marks, 3rd Grade Teacher

Excellent demonstration of resources that can be immediately used in the classroom.”
- Tonya Deiter, 3rd Grade Teacher

My students will benefit from Cindy’s ideas and strategies. She is real! She is in the trenches with us and knows what can help us tomorrow in our classrooms.”
- Deb Corey, 3rd Grade Teacher

Great content and realistic strategies! Thank you!”
- Krista Neiss, 3rd Grade Teacher

Cindy has tons of practical information! Her years of experience and enthusiasm are priceless. Thank you!”
- Nancy Salem, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Feeling energized and refocused! I will go back to my classroom tomorrow with new and helpful resources that I can use immediately! Thank you!”
- Megan O’Donnell, Teacher

This was an invigorating seminar! I learned a plethora of age appropriate activities that can easily be implemented into my classroom. I can’t wait to share this information with my colleagues!”
- Erin Adelung, 3rd Grade Teacher

“What a great seminar to help me implement many ideas to make third grade the best it can be! I received great ideas to use immediately in my classroom. Thank you!”
- Jeanne Remuzzi, Teacher

So many great ideas! I can’t wait to start using them tomorrow!”
- Jaime Cochrane, 3rd Grade Teacher

Excellent seminar! Cindy was fabulous! I learned a lot of new ideas that I can use right away.”
- Donna Hancock, 3rd Grade Teacher

Very informative! Learned about new educational websites and how to use them in my third grade classroom.”
- Joanna Antoniou Tetro, Teacher