Martina Tassone is a qualified Primary school teacher. She completed her doctorate in 2020 researching literacy assessment practices of early years teachers in Catholic Schools in the Melbourne archdiocese. Martina has presented her research findings at the Australian Literacy Educators Australia (ALEA) conferences. She has worked on key literacy projects with Catholic Education Melbourne and continues to support Catholic Primary school leadership teams with facilitating change in literacy learning and teaching. She has also worked with Catholic schools in Wellington New Zealand to support literacy learning and teaching. In 2021 Martina was the recipient of a Melbourne University Researcher Development Grant and is currently the Chief Investigator on the Edmund Rice Global Classroom Program Project. She currently lectures in language and literacy subjects in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at Melbourne University and is also the Early Childhood and Primary Course Coordinator. Martina’s research interests include literacy assessment, neoliberalism in education, the transition between early childhood and primary education and language and literacy learning and teaching in the early years of schooling.