Acclaimed textbook author D.J. Henry is a veteran teacher with over 25 years of community college experience and is a former developmental education student herself. Over the course of her teaching career, she has served on several federally funded grants designed to infuse teaching and learning with sound pedagogies and technological support. Her extensive experience in the standardized testing of literacy competencies includes working with the State of Florida from 1982 to 2002 as an item writer, rubric writer, and reader for the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) and the State Developmental Reading and Writing Exit Exam. For more than 15 years, she served as a reader for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). In addition, her expertise has led her to work with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as a Lead Evaluator for the Quality Enhancement Plans of several colleges and as a co-presenter of workshops on assessment at SACS' annual conferences in 2006, 2007 and 2008. A passionate educator and dedicated colleague, Henry continues to share her expertise in reading, writing and authentic assessment through numerous presentations and workshops at national, regional and local conferences and at individual colleges. Have a question or comment to share with D.J. Henry? Please email her. She would love to hear from you!