Teacher Endorsements of Melissa Forney’s Training

You truly changed my outlook on teaching writing…I came to look forward to teaching writing and last year, with your materials, not one student failed the test. In fact, I had a 5.5 and I credit that to your fabulous materials. My students did well on this year’s test, as well.

-Mary Andrews, Hamilton Elementary, Seminole County


Melissa has influenced my teaching of writing by the many resources that she has created. Her writing workshops inspired me to create an atmosphere for my students to become excited about writing.

-Vickie Thomley, Beverly Shores Elementary


Take a look at Jefferson Elementary School’s FCAT Writing Scores! We’ve come a long way! Thank you!!!!!!

-Norma Shotwell, Jefferson Elementary, Jefferson County


I have been to several of your WONDERFULLY FANTASTIC workshops. Somehow they manage to keep getting better and better.

-Jeanne Dingman, Keystone Heights Elementary, Clay County


I couldn’t have survived it without YOU + your wonderful clues and creativity. Just wanted to let you know that my class this year loved your clues so much---that when I finished they begged for more! So I pulled out last year’s clues and we went to town on those. Thank you so much for your creativity and inspirational materials.

-Carol Campbell, Ponte Vedra


I have been attending Melissa’s trainings for quite a few years and plan to attend this summer.

-Barbara Glinski, Imperial Estates Elementary, Brevard County


I just went to a workshop Melissa gave here in Miami. Please let her know that she has just taken 2nd place in my book, right under OPRAH!!! Melissa is sooooo inspiring. I can’t wait to see her AGAIN in Orlando.

-Sheryl Melero, Dade County


It’s been two of the best instructional days at Edge Elementary that we’ve ever had!

-Shelly Arneson, Principal, Edge Elementary, Okaloosa County


You are so amazing with ideas that really spark that creative genius in each of our students! I always come away with yet another tool to try and see how it will work for me in the classrooms I serve.

-Gayle Faircloth, Literacy Coach, Bob Sikes Elementary, Okaloosa County


What an awesome training. I e-mailed my principal last night and shared with him how incredibly significant the training was for me and the enormous benefit that my children will be blessed with when I implement the process.

-Alicia Crevecoeur, Thornbrook Elementary, Orange County

What's New?


The student paperback edition of The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain is now available in our web bookstore. Follow Teddy on her adventures as she travels into Florida on a covered wagon in 1892.  New friends, new sights, new animals, new family...these are all part of her astonishing journey. Come be a part of this award winning story.

New Material!

Melissa is now offering educational materials on TeachersPayTeachers.com at her new store, Melissa Forney's Teacher Spectacular.

Materials include stimulus texts with writing examples, reader's theaters, reading texts, Paraphrase Pickles, Convention Carrots, Citing Celeries, Powerpoint Presentations, manipulatives, foldables, and FREE materials as well.





Dr. Melissa Forney is a nationally known educational and motivational speaker for teachers, administrators, and students. Her seminars, characterized by cutting-edge information and humorous stories, consistently receive the highest evaluations.

Now Available

Listen to "The 12 Steps Cowboy Style" song from her 2011 Summer Conference Series!

New Workshops Available!

Melissa has two new workshops -- find out more!