Gwendolyn Bryant, MSEd, has a passion for creating and supporting lifelong learners. This passion has guided her career for more than 38 years. She has taught students with learning disabilities, early childhood education, elementary school, middle school, and adult education. In addition, she has been a part-time professor at University of Akron and Ashland University. Before becoming a staff developer, Ms. Bryant served as a middle-school improvement and literacy coach and a district-level lead teacher for Akron Public Schools. This position encompassed training and facilitation, as well as providing support to principals, leadership teams, and K-12 teachers to create individual school improvement plans.