Teresa Byington, PhD is a 20-year professional-learning veteran with deep experience as a facilitator, trainer, speaker, and professional. She is currently an Associate Professor/Specialist in Early Childhood Education for the University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Young Children, Young Exceptional Children, and The Reading Teacher. Dr. Byington earned her PhD from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in special education with an emphasis in early childhood education. She loves being engaged in professional learning. She facilitates several Communities of Practice and Professional Learning Communities for leaders, trainers, coaches and teachers. Byington trains early childhood trainers and coaches. She developed the Reflective Strength-based Coaching Model. She enjoys presenting at local, state and national conferences. She is excited to be publishing her first book.