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<p><strong>Melanie Meehan</strong> is the Elementary Writing and Social Studies Coordinator in Simsbury, Connecticut. She develops curriculum and assessments, coaches teachers, and works with students to send them off into the world as confident writers who love to express their ideas. Melanie is a co-author of Two Writing Teachers, a blog dedicated to the teaching of writing, as well as a regular contributor to Choice and Lead Literacy. Her book about strategies for striving writers will be published by Corwin Literacy in 2019. In addition to learning with both students and teachers, Melanie loves to spend time with her family, doing almost anything that has her close to the ocean.</p>