Dr. Katherine McKnight served as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University and the founder of Engaging Learners.com She is an author, speaker, consultant, and passionate literacy advocate – but most of all, she’s a teacher. Katie travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and is a sought after speaker in the fields of adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, and interdisciplinary literacy. She is completely committed to the development, sharing, and promotion of strategies that develop student literacy. That’s why she spends many days each year in classrooms, working with teachers to help students grow into productive, creative adults. Because Katie’s work takes her into all kinds of schools (public, private, and parochial; rural, urban, and suburban), she’s able to complement her vast expertise with relevant classroom experience – classroom experiences that are very much like yours. She has authored over 16 books.