Zora has over 20 years of experience in the areas of teaching, program evaluation, teacher preparation, and public service. Zora began her career in education as a middle school teacher, teaching social studies, ELA and technology. As a program evaluator, Zora specialized in teacher professional development and technology evaluations and was the project lead for the evaluation of a dozen Teaching American History Grants. Through her work at Endicott College, as the Director of Field Placement and School Partnerships, Zora partnered with local school districts to provide high quality field experiences for pre-service teachers, taught pre-service field experience courses, and designed and delivered training for supervisors, cooperating teachers and pre-service educators. As a Keys to Literacy trainer and consultant, Zora brings her passion for evidence-based literacy instruction, both in the early grades as well as at the middle and high school level.She received her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Technology in Education and a B.S. in Secondary Education Social Studies, with a minor in English, from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.