Dorothy Suskind is the Director of Middle School at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia. She also serves as an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond and as a volunteer writing teacher in the women’s prison. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. and M.Ed. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before coming to St. Catherine's, Dorothy was as classroom teacher and the Action Research Coach for The Center for the Study of Boys at St. Christopher’s School. She has also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Mary Washington and has taught multiple grade across the JK-12 spectrum in both public and independent schools. Dorothy has presented at over thirty local, state, and national conferences, as well as, spoken internationally. She has published one book and thirteen academic articles in journals including Language Arts, Kappan, Talking Points, and Social Studies Research and Practice. Her research interests include gender studies, creativity, critical literacy, and educational leadership. Dorothy enjoys spending time in the mountains with her two boys, husband, and basset hound.