Carolyn Cody began her teaching career in 2001 in the San Mateo-Foster City School District in California as an elementary school teacher. While teaching in San Mateo she was actively involved in the NOYCE Foundation''s Every Child a Reader and Writer Initiative. Carolyn received recognition as having an exemplary classroom in writing workshop and participated as a teacher leader in the initiative, which led to coaching grade level teams in literacy. She currently works as an Instructional Coach dedicated to two sites in the Walnut Creek School District in California. In this capacity, she provides on-going professional development that successfully improves student learning and performance.