Bethanie Hamlett Tucker, Ed.D. of North Carolina has been a professional educator since 1972. She has served as a classroom teacher, a resource teacher, a teacher of gifted students, program coordinator, grant-funded project director, and is currently a professor of education at a University in Danville, Virginia. While teaching at there she researched and developed Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading, a decoding method using sight, sound, and movement that has been highly successful with struggling readers nationwide and in some foreign countries. Bethanie Hamlett Tucker provides training and consulting services for reading, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Learning Structures, and Under-Resourced Learners. An experienced consultant, Bethanie has presented numerous workshops.