Elizabeth Coyle is a certified reading teacher serving as a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction in the Ithaca City School District in Ithaca, NY. She is working with colleagues to develop a district wide framework for elementary literacy instruction, improve the hiring process for the district, design an instructional coaching program, and move the district to full implementation of the essential components of RtI. Liddy has previously worked as the Primary Literacy Staff Developer and RtI Specialist for the Ithaca Schools. She has facilitated the implementation of a district wide primary literacy screening tool and the revision of the elementary report cards to a standards based model. Liddy received a B.A. in psychology from The College of William and Mary in 1986, a M.S.Ed. from Elmira College in 1990, and a M.S.Ed. from Old Dominion University in 1998. As a member of the 2012 SPA NYC cohort, Liddy looks forward to collaborating with educators from across the country for a unique and life changing learning experience.