Adrienne Gear has been a classroom teacher and literacy mentor in the Vancouver School District for over 20 years. She is passionate about literacy, learning and inspiring teachers to reflect and refine their practice in order to best support their students. Her practical and engaging workshops, demonstration lessons and facilitated Reading and Writing Power leadership training sessions are in high demand across Canada. Internationally known, Adrienne has presented workshops in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Sweden. She is the author of six professional books for teachers (Pembroke/Stenhouse Publishers). Adrienne is currently working with the Simbi team as a literacy expert.