Amanda Steiman has worked in education for the past 23 years as a teacher, instructional coach, consultant, and university faculty. Currently, she is a faculty member at CalStateTEACH, a multiple subject teacher credential program. She also works as a consultant, where her work focuses specifically on literacy and teacher growth, development, and evaluation. Additionally, she is part of Los Angeles County Office of Education's (LACOE's) Early Learning Support Unit, supporting preschool and TK teachers and administrators. Finally, Amanda serves as the as the qualitative data lead on projects for the UCLA Social Research Methodology Evaluation Group. Amanda received her doctorate in education from UCLA’s Educational Leadership Program in 2006.