Nancy Coffman is the Director of Outreach/Training for the Shelton School and Evaluation Center in Dallas, Texas. She taught learning different students, oversaw a Structured Literacy program at Shelton, and was an original contributor to the Shelton Model for Organization and Study Skills. She holds a bachelor's degree from The University of the South, a master's degree in special education from Vanderbilt University, is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, a Qualified Instructor, and an adjunct instructor for Dallas Baptist University. She provides training in Structured Literacy, both nationally and internationally, and is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is a member of the IDA (currently a member of the board and the Standards and Practices committee), the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, the Academic Language Therapy Association, and is past president of the Alliance and of ALTA.