Welcome! My name is Mellissa Alonso-Teston. I am an educator of 28 years. As the author/supervisor of our literacy coaching project in Tampa, I have decided to pursue a personal goal of achieving my PhD in literacy studies. This blog began with my first study abroad in Cambridge and will continue to be a personal and professional journey from practitioner to researcher. In between the lines of my story are experiences with school, work, family, and life. Join me on my journey and I would love to accompany you on yours.

What People Say

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Let’s build something together.