Maria G. Dove, Ed.D, is Professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, where she teaches pre-service and in-service teachers about the research and best practices for developing effective programs and school policies for English learners. Before entering the field of higher education, she worked for over thirty years as an English-as-a-second-language teacher in public school settings (Grades K–12) and in adult English language programs. In 2010, she received the Outstanding ESOL Educator Award from New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL). She frequently provides professional development for educators throughout the United States on the teaching of culturally and linguistically diverse students. She has published numerous books, articles, and book chapters on collaborative teaching practices and instructional strategies for English learners. With Andrea Honigsfeld, she coauthored four best-selling Corwin Press books, Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades K–5: English Language Arts Strategies (2013), Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6–12: English Language Arts Strategies (2013), Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Co-Planning, Co-Teaching, Co-Assessment, and Reflection (2018) and their latest volume, the second edition of their 2010 best seller, Collaboration for English Learners: A Foundational Guide to Integrated Practices (2019).