Michelann Parr began her teaching career in elementary classrooms. She has extensive training in early literacy intervention and is passionate about working with students who struggle to read and write. Michelann collaborated to develop a highly regarded Language and Literacy course at the Schulich School of Education with her coauthor and colleague Terry Campbell. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Nipissing University Centre for Literacy. A frequent conference presenter and workshop leader, Michelann has had numerous articles published and is the author of Teaching the Language Arts: Engaging Literacy Practices.