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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Ledbetter is an outstanding English/Language Arts teacher and highly acclaimed national presenter. She is well known for her fast‑paced and strategy‑packed seminars focusing on helping students significantly improve their writing skills.

Given Mary’s wealth of experience as a secondary English teacher, she understands the issues teachers face with reading hundreds of papers and has developed a strategy that will significantly reduce teacher paper load. She will share her assessment techniques that greatly improve student writing and increase active participation in class.

She is the author of many books including: The Writing Teacher’s Activity‑A‑Day, Success Series One, Success Series Two Folders, Writing Portfolios Kit, Ready‑to‑Use Daily Language Skills, along with Strengthen Students’ Writing of MULTIPLE‑PARAGRAPH ESSAYS While You Significantly Reduce Take‑Home Papers to Read (Grades 6‑12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar.

You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity to get dozens of ideas and strategies you can use immediately with your students to strengthen their skills in writing multiple‑paragraph essays.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“This is the second time I have attended a seminar in which Mary Ledbetter was presenting. I’m using what I learned before in my classroom, and now I have even more great ideas to use and to share with my students and colleagues!”
- Paula Burnette, Middle School L/A Reading Teacher

Mary offers a ton of usable strategies and makes me want to go back tomorrow and re‑vamp my whole curriculum.”
- Laura Tenebruso, 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

“I liked the easy-going way this seminar was conducted. Mary Ledbetter was not only full of knowledge and ideas, but fun and energetic! The day was totally worthwhile!”
- Barb Gillespie, Middle School English Teacher

Mary Ledbetter was fabulous! She gave us well-organized, practical information for the classroom. She also conveyed a real understanding of the life of the teacher and made us feel more empowered as professionals.”
- Kathleen M. Meyer, English/History Teacher

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this day. I will take all of the materials to my classes, refreshed and ready to see my students succeed at writing.
- Robin L. Finley, 11th Grade English Teacher/Department Chair

This was excellent! The strategies were practical, fun and I absolutely plan on using them. Mary was engaging, honest and obviously experienced, which gave her credibility.”
- Emily Spielman, 8th-9th Grade English Teacher

Mary’s ideas were explained well and easy to use. Her ideas and strategies on how to grade papers and increase skills in writing are simple and extremely useful for students of all ages and grade levels.”
- Lindsay Burke, Middle School English Teacher

This is the best seminar that I have ever attended! Mary gave solutions I can use.”
- Jennifer Lippert, Middle School Language Arts Teacher

I’m walking away from this seminar with a boatload of practical ideas that I can implement today. Thanks!”
- Bill Wadman, Language Arts Teacher

Best and most productive seminar I have attended. Very excited to share with my fellow teachers. Mary Ledbetter MADE the seminar.”
- Beth Freeman, High School English Teacher

“Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and I am leaving with ideas and strategies I can use immediately. These strategies will dramatically change my classroom and life.
- Karen Langlois, 8th Grade English Teacher

“Mary Ledbetter’s enthusiasm and expertise kept the day fun and interesting. I am taking home lessons that I will be able to use tomorrow and in the future. Thanks so much for the humor and respect!”
- Amy Reece, 6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher