Dr. Melissa Castillo is a content developer with Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL). She works with educators across the country on the explicit development of academic language and literacy, vocabulary, sheltered instruction techniques, coaching and guiding educational organizations in planning and implementing training to build capacity. 

Her professional experience includes many years as an elementary teacher in a Dual Language and Bilingual program, professional development coordinator, and director of ELD programs at the primary and secondary level. Her doctoral research focused on effective instructional programs for language minority students, specifically coaching teachers to successful implementation of research- based practices in Sheltered English Immersion classrooms.

Dr. Castillo co-authored Language & Literacy for ELLs Creating Systematic Change For Academic Achievement. She is also a contributing author to 99 Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners and The SIOP® Model for Teaching Mathematics to English Learners.