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Literacy at Work focuses on improving teaching and learning through coaching so that all students have the best chance at succeeding academically. We've taken practices that we know are effective and paired them with research-based practices and designed coaching, consulting, and training around them.

Our work has helped instructional coaches overcome self-doubt when deciding on appropriate strategies to approach the coaching work, gain greater confidence when executing these strategies, and improve their coaching practice.

Our goal is to help instructional coaches and educational leaders increase student achievement through high quality and engaging learning experiences. 

Who Is Melanie D. Matthews-Calhoun?

My Background

Melanie D. Matthews-Calhoun is a highly accomplished educator with a career spanning 27 years. Her diverse roles include being an author, educational consultant, instructional coach, and professional learning facilitator. As the owner of Literacy at Work, LLC, Melanie has established herself as an influential figure, driving positive change in the educational landscape.

About My Work

Melanie's impact extends nationwide, as she collaborates with schools, districts, and organizations to elevate coaching and instructional standards. Her consultancy work with educational institutions across the country underscores her dedication to enhancing teaching practices and fostering a culture of continuous improvement in education.

About You!

Melanie helps instructional leaders like you master the art and craft of coaching in various ways to meet your specific needs. She does this through in-person and virtual coaching, professional learning and training, interactive and engaging workshops, building out coaching programs, and consulting and technical assistance, all designed with the intent of improving student achievement.

Upcoming Events!

Mind Your Coaching Institute

​​July 10, 2024

Region 13 Instructional Coaching Conference

Austin, TX
July 15-16, 2024


Charlotte, NC
September 19-20, 2024

Teaching Learning and Coaching Conference

New Orleans, LA
October 27-28, 2024

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