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Literature educator

Mellinee K. Lesley, American literature educator. Recipient GOALS 2000 grant, Eastern New Mexico University, 1999; grantee, Center for Teaching Excellence, 1999, Ranchvale Elementary School, Clovis, New Mexico, 1999—2001, Pew Charitable Trust, 1999—2000, Portales School District, 1998-1999.


Lesley, Mellinee K. was born on November 11, 1956 in Fresno, California, United States. Daughter of Patrick K. and Marlys N. Lesley.


Bachelor, University Iowa, 1988. Master of Arts, New Mexico State University, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1998.


Graduate teaching assistant department English New Mexico State University, 1988—1990. Fellow West Texas writing project University Texas, El Paso, 1992. Teacher Loretto Academy High School, 1991—1993.

Research assistant Graduate School Education University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1993—1995, graduate assistant Penn Literacy Network, 1995—1996. Assistant professor reading Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, since 1997, coordinator development reading, since 1998. Assistant professor language and literacy Texas Technology University, since 2002.

Lecturer Philadelphia College Textiles, 1993—1994. Instructor department English El Paso (Texas) Community College, 1990—1993. Presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member teacher quality task force New Mexico State Department Education, since 2000. Volunteer Rocking Read a Thon Portales Public Library., 2002. Partner Strengthening Quality Schools program Portales School District, 1998—2000.

Member content advisory committee New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Competency, 1998. Organizer book drive New Mexico Christian Children's Home, Portales, 1998. Tutor Broad Horizons Alternative High School, 1997—1998.

Board directors Roosevelt County Literacy Council, 1998—2001. Member of College Reading Association, National Association Development Education, New Mexico Reading Educators, New Mexico Council Teachers English, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, International Reading Association, National Council Teachers English, American Educational Research Association.


  • Other Interests

    Violin, gardening.


Married Stephen P. Koutrelakos, August 12, 2000. Married Ron D. Lile, June 1, 1991 (divorced July 1997). 1 child Mireille Lile.

Patrick K.

Marlys N. Lesley

Stephen P. Koutrelakos

Ron D. Lile

Mireille Lile Lesley