Dr. Tamie Pratt-Fartro has served the education community for over 20 years as early childhood/elementary teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, professional development specialist, researcher, and university professor. Tamie has conducted multiple research studies on literacy, play, kindergarten transition, reflective teaching, and leadership. She has also authored numerous publications, including a literacy coaching text, and presents her work nationally and internationally. Tamie holds a PhD in Education, MA in Curriculum and Instruction, and a BLS in Human Development. She is Professional Certified Coach and Mind in the Making Facilitator.