Eli R. Johnson is a consultant for the California Department of Education, supporting early literacy, English language professional development, and math and science projects. He works with urban districts throughout the state of California, strengthening teacher collaboration and school leadership. His previous experiences as a classroom teacher, site administrator, and instructional leader make him a valuable contributor to sustainable school reform. He earned a teaching degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington. As a nationally recognized speaker and consultant, Eli works with teachers and leaders regarding the achievement gap, adolescent literacy, school leadership, and other issues affecting student achievement. He is married to his wonderful wife, Shaunna, and they are the parents of five children: two in high school (Natalie and Mikaila), one in middle school (Bryce), one in elementary school (Erica,), and one in preschool (Benjamin). You can reach Eli at firstname.lastname@example.org.