Analexis Kennedy is a Lecturer of Reading in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She spent 15 years working with K-12 students, teachers, and administrators. Her roles in K-12 included classroom teacher, literacy coach, district reading specialist and a professional development coordinator supporting teachers and coaches across the state of Florida. She joined the teaching faculty in 2015. Her research focuses on literacy, literacy coaching, professional learning, and adult learning. She regularly presents at international, national, and state conferences. Since joining teaching faculty, she has served as the faculty chair for the KnightED Talks Professional Learning Workshops that serves to work with district and university partners to complement and enhance the content from our teacher candidate program of study and course shepherd to RED 4043 and RED 3012.