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About Your Instructor – Mary Ledbetter

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Ellen Ledbetter is an outstanding English/language arts teacher and national presenter. She is well-known for her fast-paced and strategy-packed seminars that focus on helping students significantly improve their writing skills while reducing teacher take-home paper load. Mary Ellen’s wealth of experience in secondary ELA classrooms has given her the ability to try dozens of ideas with students - she knows what works and what doesn’t.

She will give you numerous strategies you can use to help your students reach the writing levels required. She is the author of Strategies! Strategies! Strategies! Strengthen Your WRITING INSTRUCTION to Significantly Increase Students’ Writing Skills (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar.

You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity with Mary Ellen to receive dozens of ideas and strategies you can use to strengthen all your students’ writing while saving you valuable time!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“I loved all of the different ideas and strategies that we were shown. I plan on implementing many of them in my classroom. I believe these will help to encourage my students to enjoy the writing process and to become better writers. Thank you so much!”
- Jen Harrington, 6th Grade English Teacher

“Mary Ellen is engaging and powerful as a presenter; I would definitely attend this seminar again!”
- Lisa Quemada, Teacher

“In addition to the helpful materials, Mary Ellen provided much-needed motivation. I am looking forward to introducing some new strategies in the classroom. Thank you!”
- Lisa Fiduccia, Middle School ELA

“Mary Ellen was both personable and knowledgeable! This was a wonderful seminar and I will be using several of her strategies in my own classroom.”
- Monique Drummond, English Teacher

“I’m so excited to incorporate these ideas into my classes, including the ideas for small writing tasks during conferencing. Loved Mary Ellen’s personality and charisma. Fun!”
- Elizabeth Mathews, 8th Grade English Teacher

“Mary Ellen’s seminar provided numerous strategies for teachers to use right away with students. I appreciated the specificity and great examples.”
- Denise Mesdjian, English Teacher

“Once again Mary Ellen provided relevant and realistic strategies for effective Language Arts instruction. Knowing that there are creative, fun ways to hold students accountable gives me renewed motivation!”
- Regina Pasqualone, Teacher