Jennifer Rios-Alers has been a literacy coach since 2009 and works in the Weld County School District 6 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She also has more than ten years of experience as a classroom teacher. In her current role as a literacy coach, she partners with classroom teachers to increase academic achievement for all students. In addition to providing on-site professional development, she also provides district-wide professional development in the area of literacy. She is the co-author of an action-based research paper titled “Exploring Second Grade Curriculum to Support Writing Growth and Development.” Jennifer also collaborated on an action research project at the University of Northern Colorado.