Leah van Belle is the Director of Graduate Programs in Literacy Education and associate professor of education
at Madonna University in Livonia, MI. Dr. van Belle teaches all of her 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 MRJ@MichiganReading.org and
find her online at www.RethinkingTeaching.org.
van Belle, Leah
"Letter from Leah: Divere Perspectives and Voices,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 46
, Article 2.