focuses on how teachers and young children build communities of scientific discourses and practices in the early years of schooling. She was the author and co-principal investigator on a 5-year grant to the Lansing (Michigan) School District and Michigan State University, in which grade-level groups of K-8 teachers studied scientific content, standards-based and inquiry-oriented curriculum design, research-based teaching practices, and their students’ science learning. At the National Research Council, she served on the Teacher Advisory Council and was a consultant for the popular publication, Ready, Set, Science! She has a B.S. in biology from Boston University, an M.A.T. in science education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Delaware.