Teacher Consultant, Shenandoah Valley Writing Project
Summer Instructor, Project Write, Inc. (Grades 7-8)
A former corrections officer and dance instructor, Melanie Catron has taught 6th grade mathematics and has run multiple after school programs involving writing, acting, and community service at Skyline Middle School in Front Royal, Va., for two years. Prior to moving to middle school, Melanie completed student teaching in a variety of grade levels and taught 5th grade in Frederick County Public Schools. While in her 5th grade classroom, she worked on a kindness project which involved planning out acts of kindness, writing about these acts and how students enacted them, and had students complete video reflections after they completed their project. She has been a certified Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project for three years this summer. This will be her first year teaching for the summer young writer’s workshop and she couldn’t more excited to work with the budding authors in our community. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, playing with her dogs, painting, and working with animals at her local humane society. She earned her BSAS in Criminal Justice studies through Youngstown State University and completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University.