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Maggie Zalesny

Maggie Zalesny

ELA Content Specialist in Education

Maggie has a deep-seated belief in the power of education and advocacy. With a passion for education and a deep commitment to empowering students, her journey has been marked by a dedication to making a positive impact in students’ lives. Maggie’s career began in the classroom, where she served as a high school English teacher. Her love for education and desire to effect broader change led Maggie to transition into educational publishing. 

As the chair of an employee resource group, Maggie  collaborated with a talented group of professionals. Together, they tackled the critical issues women face in their careers, fostering an environment of support, growth, and empowerment. Beyond her professional pursuits, Maggie is  a passionate advocate for the rights and well-being of marginalized communities, including students with learning disabilities, women, and members of the LGBTQ community, striving to create a more inclusive and equitable society.

Fun Facts

Alma Mater: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Degrees: BS in English; ME in Curriculum and Instruction
Hobbies: My hobbies include reading, walking my labrador (Willow), knitting, playing piano with my son, and advocacy work. I live in Elgin, Illinois, and work from home.
Clubs: I am a certified copy editor!
Location: Illinois

Ask Me

What free resources are there that can help me with homework? How can I write the best application, resume, cover letter, etc.? How can I get the most out of my educational experience? What are some of the challenges women face when they begin their careers? What resources will there be for me in college as a student with a learning disability or as a neurodivergent student?

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Things I Can Help With

  • Resume writing
  • LinkedIn profile review
  • Completing job applications
  • Negotiating
  • Interview prep (college, internship or work)

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