Melinda Piña is an educator with over 22 years of experience as an elementary teacher, reading/literacy coach, district resource teacher, reading and language arts specialist, and owner of Piña Reading Academy. She has created and delivered district wide professional developments in many areas including reading fluency, spelling, comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, and phonemic awareness. Her audiences include administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, paraprofessionals, and parents. Melinda has been responsible for training educators in how to meet the academic needs of each individual student.
She obtained her Master’s Degree in Advanced Teaching Skills from the University of La Verne, and earned a Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential from UCLA.