Nancy D. Weber will complete her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University in May of 2015. She specializes in teacher education and the use of classroom observations to evaluate teaching practices, standards implementation, and the integration of technology into teaching and learning. With the Education Research Center at Texas A&M, she has recently worked on several projects addressing the self-efficacy and teaching practices of first-year teachers as well as evaluations of state standards and community initiatives for improving elementary students’ reading levels. During her time at TAMU, she has also taught teaching methods courses for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate preservice teachers. Prior to earning her doctorate degree, she taught 9th and 11th grade English and service-learning for six years in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas.