Judi Dodson is a national LETRS trainer and literacy consultant. She worked for 20 years as a special education teacher and educational consultant. Judi is the author of 50 Nifty Activities for 5 Components and 3 Tiers of Reading Instruction and 50 Nifty Activities for Speaking and Listening: for Oral Language and Comprehension and The Literacy Intervention Toolkit. Judi consults on issues related to school change, teacher knowledge, and literacy achievement. She is also the president of Peruvian Hearts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and development of leadership of young women in Peru, giving them the resources they need to break the cycle of poverty and become leaders in their country. Judi believes that literacy is a social justice, equity, and inclusivity issue and this adds passion to her work with teachers and students.