Melissa Dickson is an outstanding presenter and educator. She is passionate about providing teachers with research-based ideas and strategies that can be immediately implemented. In her decades as an educator, Melissa has supported all grade levels and has been a literacy coach, staff developer, site-based team leader, mentor teacher, inclusion teacher, classroom teacher and early childhood teacher. She has a Master’s degree in Reading and supports a balanced literacy classroom model. Her ability to provide relevant information with humor and enthusiasm makes her a very popular presenter at numerous district, state, and national conferences.