For 19 years, Kimberly Elliott has written about P–16 education reform issues, raised funds to support innovative health and education projects, and developed curriculum materials. As The Word Mechanic, she currently helps clients such as The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP), Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) create resources that promote changes in teacher practice and in educational systems to enhance student learning. She began her career at Wheelock College, where she helped advance the professional and leadership development of early childhood teachers. She has special expertise in writing for the Web and has contributed to online learning environments such as EDC’s Success at the Core leadership development website. A published author, she produces training guides, reports, articles, policy briefs, and white papers for early childhood educators, educators, and policy-makers and has edited books published by Jossey-Bass, Rowman-Littlefield, and Heinemann.