Isabel Sawyer, PhD, is a Regional Director at Center for the Collaborative Classroom. She presents keynotes, workshops, presentations, and professional development for teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators across the country. Previously Isabel worked as a lead instructional coach for Albemarle County Public Schools and as an instructional coordinator for an inner-city school in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her role in both school environments was to coordinate curriculum and to provide focused, high-quality professional development for teachers. Isabel has also been a middle school literacy teacher and a teacher of at-risk students in grades 1–4. Finally, Isabel served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Longwood College. Isabel holds her PhD from the University of Virginia. Her doctorate examined gender and literacy acquisition in emergent readers and writers. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences and worked with schools across the country as an independent consultant. Isabel has authored several articles and been published in the National Reading Conference Yearbook. She also trained as a Reading Recovery teacher.