Gay Fawcett, Ph.D., has been in education for over 40 years as a teacher, principal, language arts supervisor, and curriculum director. She also directed Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology. She is currently an independent consultant. Dr. Fawcett has authored and/or co-authored more than 80 articles for educational journals including the Kappan, Educational Leadership, Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, and others. She has also authored or co-authored more than ten books on literacy instruction and family involvement in education. For six years she served as associate editor of The Reading Teacher, the most widely read journal of literacy education. She received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The University of Akron, and a Doctorate from Kent State University.