Heather Stephens has over twenty years of experience in the field of education. She earned a Master of Teaching in Special Education from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and holds a Doctorate of Education in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction-Elementary Education with an interdisciplinary minor in Reading from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She previously taught general and special education and served as a Master Reading Teacher and Dyslexia Coordinator. She has taught graduate courses in assessment and consultation in the Reading Research Institute at Southern Methodist University. Since 2001, Heather Stephens has conducted individual educational evaluations through Academic Evaluation & Diagnosis. Since developing an independent practice, she has consulted with hundreds of school districts, private schools, and private agencies.