Hello and welcome to the MRA Literacy Coaches Blog! This blog will appear at the beginning of each month during the school year. It is written by MRA members Evelyn Ford-Connors and Kelly Reinhart. Evelyn is a lecturer in the Literacy and Language program at Boston University’s School of Education and the Associate Director of the Donald D. Durrell Reading and Writing Clinic that provides individualized assessment and literacy instruction to K-12 students. Kelly has been a classroom teacher, literacy interventionist, and literacy coach. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at Worcester State University. We look forward to starting this conversation with our fellow MRA members about literacy coaching.