Melinda Laman graduated with a Bachelor degree in Education with an early childhood certificate from Abilene Christian University. She has taught kindergarten, second, and third grades for 28 years. She has used The Writing Academy strategies in her classroom for the past 9 years. She specializes in the PK-2 presentations. Melinda is a dynamic presenter who is well respected by the participants, as she brings many examples from her own kindergarten classroom to her presentations.