Melanie Meehan 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, and she’s a regular contributor to Choice and Lead Literacy. She is the co-author of The Responsive Writing Teacher, and the author of Every Child Can Write and Answers To Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing. 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.