Beverly Colombo is currently a School Resource Specialist and Dyslexia facilitator at the St. Louis RPDC within Education Plus. Ms. Colombo was a special education and English teacher for 20 years and an Instructional Facilitator/Coach in a curriculum/staff development department for 10 years in St. Louis. One of her major roles was to professional development and coaching for new teachers in the St. Louis area. She has worked with a wide range of schools and districts in the St. Louis area and surrounding counties. In addition she was an adjunct professor for 15 years at Webster University where she taught online and face-to-face courses. Ms. Colombo coordinated federal grants and provided professional development and coaching in urban districts and other high need districts in other states in the U.S.