Michelle Drummond is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a Masters in Teaching Special Educaiton and taught at the elementary level in Gallup, New Mexico for five years. At CU she worked as a research assistant on the NSF funded project titled Science Educative Material Innovations for Language Learners Achievement (SEMILLA) for three years and was responsible for training other data collectors throughout the course of the project. In addition to her work on the CLRN project, she is currently the research coordinator on a National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning project that will inform the design of a coaching tool for use in Head Start. Michelle’s dissertation research is focused on teachers’ attitudes and classroom practices with respect to multicultural education and how state and local level policies influence and shape their development.