Lorraine Radice, PhD, is the pre-K to12 director of literacy in Long Beach Public Schools. The heart of her work is supporting all members of the school community with developing their capacities to contribute to the literacy lives of students. Dr. Radice is also an associate assistant professor in the Childhood Education and Literacy Studies programs at Hofstra University in New York. She was an English language arts and literacy teacher for 10 years. Dr. Radice has presented at several national and local conferences, including NCTE and LLA, and is a contributing author to the research volume Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Intersecting New Needs and New Approaches.