Rachel K. Powell, PhD, CCC-SLP, received her Master’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, and her Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Louisiana State University. She specializes in language development and disorders, and literacy acquisition and disorders. She has been employed as a speech-language pathologist, diagnostician, and instructional specialist in public schools for 15 years. She has worked as a Visiting Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, and has taught as an Adjunct Professor for Mississippi University for Women, teaching coursework in language, literacy, and speech sound disorders. She is a past-president of the Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and currently serves as Legislative Chair. Rachel has been invited to present regionally on topics including language/speech evaluation, development of standards-based IEPs, and the language foundations of literacy. She has presented nationally on topics including curriculum-based interventions, response to intervention, and service delivery models. In April 2018, Rachel had an article published in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools titled “Unique Contributors to the Curriculum: From Research to Practice for Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools.” Follow her on Twitter for all things Language and Literacy @rpowellslp!