Amy Siracusano, MS Ed. worked in public education for 23 years before becoming an independent literacy consultant. Her career has included many positions: classroom teacher, learning specialist, Title I teacher, vice-principal, literacy specialist for the board of education, and adjunct professor. She has presented nationally on various literacy topics including reading, dyslexia, assessment, and writing. Amy is a member of Decoding Dyslexia Maryland, on the board of directors for The Reading League, a LETRS Professional Learning Facilitator, an Acadience Training Specialist, and a Teacher Preparation and Literacy Review Specialist for The Barksdale Reading Institute. She is determined to support national efforts in making sure teachers are equipped with deep knowledge of language systems and teaching methods to ensure all students leave second grade with proficient reading and writing skills.