Jo Seidel of Muncie, Indiana, is a seasoned educator who is committed to improving learning and teaching. She has experience in elementary and secondary education as a teacher and as an administrator. She provides professional learning and support for schools and districts and has worked as a classroom teacher, gifted/talented teacher and coordinator, and central office administrator. As an administrator in an urban school district, Seidel worked as director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment; director of professional development and gifted/talented; and director of instructional technology. As a consultant and coach, Seidel currently works with educators at all levels throughout the country. Support services include leadership and team coaching on processes to accelerate school improvement and raise achievement. Additionally, she provides tailored services in such areas as adolescent literacy, reading across content areas pre-K-12, reading instruction best practices, writing, differentiated instruction and intervention strategies, and data analysis to inform instruction and drive improvement. Consultation, facilitation, and training focus on helping schools develop an understanding of the impact of poverty, learning strategies for helping students from poverty achieve, and overall system-wide strategies to have in place to accelerate students from poverty to reach high levels of learning.