Leah van Belle is an associate professor of education
at Madonna University in Livonia, MI. Dr. van Belle
teaches all of her university courses as field-based
classes in Detroit schools. Her work as an urban
education consultant and instructional coach allows
her to collaborate with amazing teachers in working
to close the academic opportunity and achievement
gap. She earned her doctorate in education from the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Email her at
van Belle, Lean
"Letter from Leah,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 45:
2, Article 2.