Mary Ellen Ledbetter
Language Arts Consultant for K-12 Students
Mary Ellen Ledbetter earned an M.A. in English from Michigan State University and has a B.A. in English and Speech from Western Michigan University. She not only has extensive teaching experience in schools across the United States and Canada—working with students K-12—but has been a college instructor as well. As a consultant and presenter, Mary has spoken at NCTE, TMSA, Gifted and Talented Workshops, and National and International Reading Seminars and is currently a presenter / consultant for the Bureau of Education and Research.
Teachers in search of highly effective strategies to teach writing need to look no further than the expertise of Mary Ellen Ledbetter. Her extensive experience, wealth of knowledge, and captivating presentations fill educators' minds with practical, ready-to-use lessons to take student writing beyond their highest expectations. My teachers spared no time in returning to their classrooms and building a whole new model of writing instruction based on Ms. Ledbetter's methods.
Melissa Barnett, Curriculum Supervisor
Gloucester Township Public Schools, Blackwood, NJ.
Mary Ellen Ledbetter has worked with all levels K-12 at our district. Writing scores have improved, teachers have ready-to-use writing samples at all levels, and students and teachers alike have at their disposal new strategies not only for all facets of language arts but for lifelong learning as well. Her books are treasures!
Supervisor of Academic Programs --Language Arts
Union City School District
Although I have taught AP literature for many years and have graded AP literature exams for many years as well, I found this seminar most insightful since it correlates so effectively with the expectations established by the College Board, namely to encourage all students to recognize and embrace the power of literature and writing. I can hardly wait to return to my classroom to implement some of the strategies. I feel some of my own work load is lifted since the strategies presented in the seminar have allowed students to recognize their own sense of responsibility.
High School English teacher, CO