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Melissa Reed

7th English

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About Me

Educational History:

Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in reading literacy and minor in education leadership and policy studies), 2009

Master of Science – Reading Specialist, 2005

Bachelor of Science in Education, Emporia State University, 1985

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License endorsements: 

Elementary Education (K-9)

English Language Arts (5-8)

PK-12 Reading Specialist

PK-12 English to Speakers of Other Languages


Mindfulness Fundamentals – Mindful Schools

Professional Development:

National Writing Project Fellow

LETRS Training Part 1 

Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar

The Science of Reading and Structured Literacy

Training on Dyslexia for Kansas Educators

The Nature of Reading Development and Difficulties Workshop – David Kirkpatrick

Neuroscience, Technology, & Teaching – Dr. Zachary Walker

PBL Works: Project-Based Learning Institute



Current Position:

2023 – 7th grade ELA

Previous Position:

I began my teaching career in 1985 in the Altoona-Midwayschool district where I taught at various grade levels. I served as the middle school ELA/reading teacher and building level literacy leader from 2001-2005. 

From 2005-2008, I served as the Director of Kansas Reading First. This was a collaborative statewide professional development initiative between Emporia State University, The University of Kansas, and the Kansas State Department of Education. 

From 2008--2022, I served as an associate professor at Emporia State University where I taught courses in reading, TESOL, content literacy, and instructional leadership.

During the 2022-2023 school year, I served as the Secondary Reading Specialist/MTSS Coordinator/Literacy Coach at Andover Middle School.



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