James Hernández is a Ph.D. student in the Learning and Cognition Program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University. As a former teacher James’ program of research is founded in supporting teachers in adapting their practices to maximize learning. At FCRR, James has contributed to the “Summary of 20 years of Research on the Effectiveness of Early Literacy Curricula and Instructional Practices." He has also assisted on the “Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Language and Vocabulary Project," a professional development state-wide coach and teacher training in both Mississippi and Florida. He is interested in innovative schools, classroom management, adaptive education, and assessment design.