LeVita L. Marshall
LeVita L. Marshall is currently a Reading Specialist where she focuses on struggling readers, children with Dyslexia and other learning disabilities. She also serves as Literacy Coach in the area of English/Language Arts. In her previous district, she worked in the capacity as a staff developer, trainer, and presenter. She has completed work on the English Language Arts Curriculum alignment and development team and is a Certified District Trainer for the Texas Primary Reading Inventory Assessment.
She attended Houston ISD public schools and graduated from the High School for Health professions in 1988. Upon acceptance into Texas A&M University, she was awarded the President’s Achievement Award academic scholarship. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also holds a Master of Arts, Education from Louisiana Baptist University completing a thesis entitled: Response to Intervention: “Transforming Pedagogy to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Student. She also earned post-baccalaureate and graduate work in Educational Psychology and Counseling. She holds a Lifetime Elementary Education Certification since 1996 and also English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification. She had the honor of attending the Summer Institute 2011: Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, New York City where she studied under the world renowned author and professor, Lucy Calkins.
Her volunteer service included the Parental Advisory Committee (PAC), College Station High School and was a Volunteer in Public Schools-College Station ISD and Fort Bend ISD at the schools where her children attend. She has helped to coordinate the Healthy U Initiative-Lincoln Center a program that provides enriching opportunities for the body and mind for after school students in College Station schools. She has volunteered at HOPE Pregnancy center as a mommy mentor and peer counselor. She volunteered in community workdays (outreach in Bryan/College Station that provides repairs to housing, community picnic (outreach to international students); schools ministry (provides backpacks, jeans, shoes to children in B/CS public schools). She has gone on mission trips to Las Colonias (border towns in Texas) and has provided outreach, clothing needs, and helped to build a home for a family each Spring Break for the past 3 years.
She is married to her college sweetheart Mannaser D. Marshall, Jr. for 20 years and they have 4 children. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has had the pleasure of serving in youth and children’s ministry and the worship team at their church. They currently reside in the Houston area.