Carol Dissen is the lead of professional development and technical assistance at the Lead for Literacy Center with the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL), University of Oregon. She has worked on literacy, math and technology grants and technical assistance projects for CTL for the past 14 years. She has also delivered school, regional, state, national and international workshops supporting evidence-based literacy practices to educators for over 20 years. Carol has worked directly with schools supporting building strong Tier I and Tier II systems of instruction, intensification of interventions, building literacy leadership, and is an author of the Enhanced Core Reading Instruction curriculum. Prior to CTL, Carol was a K-6 literacy coach, Title 1 reading teacher, and classroom teacher.