Meredith Liben works closely with states, districts, schools, publishers and organizations working to ensure strong student learning through implementation of the Common Core State Standards. She worked on the Common Core State Standards for ELA, leading the text complexity measurement work, and was a member of the Common Core ELA Working Group. Liben has taught in a wide range of settings over the past 30 years, spanning kindergarten through grad school. Most recently, she taught embedded literacy content to rural CTE students. In addition, she was an adjunct at Community College of Vermont, and taught reading and writing instructional methods courses to new teachers transitioning from industry to the classroom. Recently, she had a chance to combine her expertise in CTE and the Common Core as a member of the Promoting College and Career Ready Standards in ABE taskforce. The work of that group resulted in the publication of College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. In the 1980s and ‘90s, she founded and taught in two schools in Harlem, New York Prep and the Family Academy, the latter a full service school that achieved high academic outcomes for neighborhood students. She has a master’s degree in Teaching of English with a concentration in Rhetoric from City University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in Classics and Government from Oberlin College.