Stephanie Harvey has spent more than 40 years teaching and learning about reading and writing. She received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her M.A. from the University of Colorado. After 15 years of regular elementary and special education teaching in Lakewood, Colorado, Harvey became a staff developer for the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition, a partnership of leaders from education and business who support innovation in public schools. Her company, Stephanie Harvey Consulting, consults with schools and school districts around the world, implementing literacy initiatives focused on comprehension, collaboration, and inquiry across the curriculum. She is a regular presenter, keynote speaker, and demonstration teacher. Harvey is the author or co-author of a number of books and resources, including “From Striving to Thriving,” “Nonfiction Matters,” “Strategies That Work” (3rd Edition), “Comprehension and Collaboration,” “Connecting Comprehension and Technology,” “The Comprehension Toolkit” series, the “American History” series, and the “National Geographic Ladders” series. She has published articles in Language Arts, Reading Teacher, Ed Leadership, and other educational periodicals. Insatiably curious about student thinking, she is a teacher first and foremost, and she continues to work in schools on a regular basis, savoring any time spent with kids.