Dr. Tonya Salisbury has enjoyed a career in education for almost 30 years with an expertise in the field of literacy instruction. She currently serves as a contributing faculty member in the Riley College of Education and Leadership doctoral program at Walden University. She also works as an Elementary English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist and Reading Intervention Facilitator. Dr. Salisbury has an interest in the research supporting the science of reading, creating equity in education through literacy instruction, and promoting intercultural sensitivity using literature. She is a designated Ohio Department of Education Master Teacher and a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar. She enjoys presenting at literacy conferences and providing professional development to practicing teachers in order to promote best practices in literacy instruction so that all children may learn to read and become productive citizens in our ever-changing world.