Leah Mermelstein

Leah Mermelstein

Leah Mermelstein is an internationally recognized literacy consultant who specializes in K-5 Reading and Writing Workshop. She is the President and CEO of Read-Write-Connect, INC.  She is also the author of Reading/​Writing Connections in the K-2 Classroom, (Allyn & Bacon), Don’t Forget to Share (Heinemann) and the co-author of Launching the Writing Workshop (with Lucy Calkins) (Heinemann).   She recently wrote an article about the power of Write Aloud, which can be found at   http://www.heinemann.com/shared/onlineresources/enewsletter/mermelstein_the_power_of_write-alouds.pdf.
For the past 13 years, she has worked as a literacy consultant first, at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project with Lucy Calkins and now at Read-Write-Connect, INC.  She works with schools, districts, educational organizations, as well as universities to help teachers, coaches, and principals grow in their understanding of how to teach reading and writing to elementary students.  While working with schools, she utilizes many methods of staff development such as demonstration, coaching, study groups, and institutes to name just a few. Her passions include week-long summer institutes, keynote speeches, writing with teachers, as well as working collaboratively with districts and other organizations to pinpoint strengths and needs.