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About the Instructor – Mary Ledbetter

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

MARY LEDBETTER is an outstanding grades 6-12 teacher and national presenter. She is well known for her fast-paced and motivating seminars filled with practical and ready-to-use strategies for grades 6-12. She has worked with struggling readers and writers throughout her twenty years of teaching and has put together the best strategies and instructional practices that she has found to really work with at-risk students. In addition, Mary is the author of Writing Portfolios: Activities Kit for Grades 7-12 and Ready-to-Use English Workshop Activities for Grades 6-12, along with the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar, Accelerating the Academic Success of Your Struggling Readers and Writers (Grades 6-12). Join Mary and your colleagues for a unique day of learning innovative, creative ways to better reach your struggling readers and writers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Instructor

This seminar was truly one of the best that I have attended. Rather than throwing ideas at us, Mary taught us how to utilize them in our classroom.”
– Chrissy Fralick, English Teacher

“Excellent! So many good ideas and all very practical and usable for my 6th grade class. Very inspiring! Mary is very lively and inserts lots of humor to keep us actively engaged.”
– Susie Giambalvo, Reading Specialist

“Mary Ledbetter has such dynamic energy – she really made me excited about going back to my classroom and using these tools. This is hands-down the most helpful seminar that I’ve attended!
– Kerry McGrath, English Teacher

Wonderfully dynamic. Mary brought a spark back to my teaching that I thought was lost!”
Polly Taylor, Teacher

This was the best seminar I have ever attended. I have many struggling writers and I can’t wait to use the Magic 3 in my classes. I’m also pretty excited to grade and conference in class.”
– Danielle Gannon, Teacher

Thanks for all the great tools and ideas presented in this seminar. It will certainly help my struggling students, along with the rest of the class.”
– Melissa Karmandy, Teacher

By far the best seminar I have ever attended – for the second time! An absolutely awesome instructor who is motivating and inspiring.”
– Lori Shroka, 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher

This seminar was one of the most interesting seminars I have ever attended. Besides our dynamic and awesome instructor, the information given to us will be extremely useful in any classroom.”
– Adrienne Moreno, Teacher

This is my second time seeing Mary present. I came back because she makes me excited about teaching. I truly feel her passion for what she does and that is the mark of a good teacher. Thank you, Mary!”
– Olivia Mikes, Teacher

Mary inspired me with her energy, sincerity and fabulous ideas! I so enjoyed her sense of humor and honesty. She is a truly gifted presenter.”
– Pam Trilla, Literacy Coach

I have been to three of Mary’s seminars and loved them all! Her ideas are great! I always come away with ideas I can implement immediately.”
– Carol Wainwright, Language Arts Teacher

“I truly enjoyed Mary’s instruction and strategies. These were practical and simple skills that all my students can learn.
– Stacey Urey, 7th Grade Teacher

“The humor incorporated made the presentation really flow. These techniques are very doable. I would be hard pressed to find struggling readers or writers that couldn’t do this.
– Kelly Fultz, English Teacher