Leslie Maniotes, PhD, is a former educational leader in the Denver Public Schools, currently leading Guided Inquiry Design. An award winning National Board Certified Teacher with eleven years of classroom experience, Leslie has worked as a Teacher Effectiveness coach and a K–12 literacy specialist in rural and urban Title I schools.
She received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction in the content areas from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and master's degree in reading K-12 from the University of North Carolina.
Leslie is a nationally-recognized educational consultant on the Guided Inquiry approach leading teams to improve learning using a unique and research based instructional design in workshops and coaching. Her published works include Libraries Unlimited's Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, and Guided Inquiry in Action: Middle School.