Carol Tomlinson began her career in education as a public school teacher where she spent 21 years as a classroom teacher and in administrative roles. While a teacher in the Fauquier County (Virginia) Public Schools, she was named Virginia’s Teacher of the Year in 1974. Carol is currently William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education where she is also Co-Director of the University’s Institutes on Academic Diversity. There, she was named Outstanding Professor at Curry in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. She is author of over 250 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials including The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (2nd Edition). Most recently, she is co-author, with Mike Murphy, of Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers who Grow Kids.Carol works regularly throughout the U.S. and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.