Dr. Kevin Feldman is the Director of Reading and Intervention with the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) and an independent educational consultant working with publishers, schools, and districts across the country. His career in education spans forty years. As the Director of Reading and Intervention for SCOE he develops, organizes, and monitors programs related to PreK-12 literacy and the prevention/remediation of reading difficulties. Dr. Feldman’s primary focus is on improving academic literacy. His major contributions are in the areas of building vocabulary and academic English, assisting struggling readers, preventing early reading failure, linking assessment to instruction, developing school-wide content area reading support models for elementary, middle,and high schools, differentiating instruction to meet the full range of learners, and accommodating and accelerating ELL/Special Education and other high risk students. Dr. Feldman serves as a consultant to the CalSTAT Statewide Special Education Reform Project (see: www.calstat.org), and a number of publishers and literacy organizations nationwide. He is a senior consulting author for various secondary curricula. Dr. Feldman is a frequent speaker throughout California and across the country. He has contributed a number of articles to professional journals, and developed several reports for task forces and literacy initiatives. He recently co-authored the monograph, Narrowing the Language Gap: The Case for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (2005) with Dr. Kate Kinsella. Dr. Feldman has taught for nineteen years at the university level in Special Education and Masters’ level programs for University of California, Riverside and Sonoma State University.