Mary Elsea joined A.L.L. as a consultant after twenty years in education in the San Mateo-Foster City School district.
She began her career in the classroom and over the years taught first through sixth grades. Later, in her role as a literary coach, Mary worked with teachers across Grades K-8 as they implemented reading and writing workshops in their classrooms. She has designed and facilitated literacy training in the district.
Mary also coached teachers in districts throughout the Peninsula and South Bay through the Noyce Foundation's Initiative Every Child a Reader and Writer. Mary is currently supporting new teachers in the BTSA program, as well as working as an A.L.L. consultant.