Ms. Colleen loves books, science, and teaching. She works for the University of Florida as both a literacy professional developer with the James Patterson Literacy Challenge and a doctoral student studying special education and dyslexia. Colleen also works with the Everglades Foundation as a teacher trainer, promoting environmental science education across Florida. Prior to this work, Colleen was an elementary school teacher. Reading to her students was always her favorite part of each school day. Colleen lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her husband and two dogs.