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to read is to empower
to empower is to write
to write is to influence
to influence is to change
to change is to live
~Jane Evershed

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Melissa Cournia is Bismarck High School's Reading Strategist. Her role as a Reading Strategist includes supporting reading development in a Reading Strategies course and collaborating with teachers to enhance reading across the content areas as part of BHS's schoolwide reading goal.

Melissa received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of North Dakota in the area of Middle School English. She is Nationally Board Certified in English Language Arts/Early Adolescence. She spent the past four years studying and teaching Reading Intervention. Melissa has also facilitated and taught professional development workshops and classes through the local National Writing Project site and presented at state literacy conferences.

(701)323-4800 ext. 6201

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