Dr. Rachel D. Keller is an experienced educator with over 20 years of teaching in a wide variety of educational settings. After earning her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in elementary education, she taught second grade in a Title 1 Reading First school. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in Multicultural Education at Northern Arizona University which led to a position as a Reading Interventionist at two K-8 schools. Dr. Keller was responsible for the development and implementation of a school wide Response to Intervention program for struggling readers. She holds an EdD in Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University where her thesis took an action research approach to improve word recognition for second language learners based on the principles of the Science of Teaching Reading (STR). As an Associate Professor of Literacy at The University of Texas at El Paso, she developed a Foundations of Literacy course to support students’ understanding of the Science of Teaching Reading. She is thrilled to be a part of Keys to Literacy and to share her experience and passion for teaching reading with other professionals in the field. Rachel finds joy in traveling, reading a good book, and spending time with loved ones.