Kimberly A. Conrad holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Child Studies and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Literacy Studies from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) in the area of English Language Arts 7-12. She has taught seventh and eighth grade Language Arts in New Hampshire for many years and often presents at conferences on the topics of Interdisciplinary Instruction and Reading/Writing in the Content Areas. She was a co-author of her district’s Literacy Framework titled, Dover Growing Readers and Writers. She is inspired by challenging middle school learners through rigorous and engaging reading and writing practices. Kim enjoys collaborating with other educators and sharing her expertise in the fields of literacy and middle level learners. She lives and teaches in Dover, New Hampshire.