We are K-12 professionals passionate about learning together to teach students to thrive in the 21st Century. We form the Department of Teaching & Learning for West Clermont Schools, Cincinnati, OH. M.E. Steele-Pierce, PhD, is assistant superintendent for teaching & learning. Her areas of expertise are adult learning, implementation of school improvement plans, and instructional leadership. Cheryl Turner, MEd, is supervisor of instructional programs for K-5, ESL, and Title I. Her areas of expertise are early literacy, reading development, and brain-based learning. Tanny McGregor, MEd, is supervisor of instructional programs for 6-12 plus G/T, art and music. A national keynoter, she is author of Comprehension Connections (Heinemann 2007).