Dr. Kristin N. Rainville is an Associate Professor in the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and the Director of The Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching at Sacred Heart University. Kristin teaches courses in curriculum and pedagogy, literacy, and instructional leadership. Kristin’s research and scholarship focuses on teaching, leadership, and literacy. Kristin has co-authored two books: Changing Suburbs, Changing Students (Corwin, 2012) and Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools: Ten Keys to Successful Professional Development (Teachers College Press, 2015), several book chapters, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as: The Reading Teacher, Reading & Writing Quarterly, Young Children, and Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research. Before joining the faculty at Sacred Heart University, Kristin was the Department Chair and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literacy at Manhattanville College. Kristin also previously worked as an Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was a Coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Early Literacy. She has experience as a literacy coach in New Jersey and as a third grade and first grade teacher in Stamford, Connecticut.