Dael Angelico-Hart was first a classroom teacher of grades three, four, five and a reading/writing 5/6 loop before becoming the K-12 English Language Arts Director for the Town of Danvers. There, her middle school program was awarded the Massachusetts’ Exemplary Reading Program by the Massachusetts Reading Association. Wanting to focus more on reading and writing with younger children, she became a K-5 principal in a suburban school in Melrose, MA, then a K-8 principal of an urban school in Malden, MA, and finally the head of school at a charter school in New Hampshire. During this time, she also led professional development workshops on best practices in reading and writing for the Department of Education and a number of organizations in many cities and towns across New England. She has taught literacy courses for Lesley University, University of MA Lowell, Salem State University, and is currently an adjunct professor at American International College. All of these activities support her passion for reading and writing. Dael received her B.A. from MacMurray College in IL, her M.Ed. from Lesley College in MA, and her doctorate in Language and Literacy from University of MA Lowell.