Wandiza L. Williams is a 19 year veteran of the NYC Department of Education. She earned a Master's Degree from Adelphi University in Urban Childhood Education and is Nationally Board Certified in Reading/Language Arts for the early-middle school grades. Wandiza has held many educational leadership roles and positions ranging from curriculum leader, literacy coach, and new teacher mentor. She extends her knowledge and expertise beyond the classroom by building partnerships with companies like Scholastic Book Clubs to ensure her students get "turned on" to reading. Her passion for reading and children's literature has led to an investment of over 3,500 books and counting. Wandiza's life mission is to motivate, empower, and nurture the love of learning with her students, colleagues, and other teacher friends.