Kari Yates is the author of the Heinemann title Simple Starts. She has dedicated her professional life to helping readers and their teachers take the small steps necessary for success. Her start came as an elementary teacher and led her to become a reading interventionist, a special education teacher, and a principal. She is now a program manager for literacy and English Learners, helping teachers and administrators plan for amazing literacy instruction. Visit her at SimplyInspiredTeaching.com and connect with her @Kari_Yates.