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Visiting Assistant Professor
Michelle Elia headshot
BA-Special Education, Youngstown State University (1999); MS-Education, Walsh University (2012)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Developmental Literacy for Diverse Students
  • Foundations of Reading
  • Principles of Phonics

Michelle Elia joined Marietta College in August 2023 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She also works on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education as one of two Ohio Literacy Leads for The Reading League. Michelle has previously served as an intervention specialist, special education consultant, and Regional Early Literacy Specialist.

She provides professional development and coaching for teachers and administrators in evidence-based instructional practices, aligned with the science of reading and Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. She also coaches district and building leaders to make appropriate systems changes in their school-wide reading model.

Michelle serves as a board member of the International Dyslexia Association Northern Ohio, is a member of Ohio’s What Matters Now Network, is a national LETRS trainer, and has worked as an adjunct professor and literacy advisor to Youngstown State and Walsh Universities.