Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy, a literacy professional development organization based in MA. For over 35 years, Joan has been an educator and nationally recognized teacher trainer. She has authored multiple literacy professional development programs, including The Key Comprehension Routine, The Key Vocabulary Routine, Keys to Content Writing, Keys to Early Writing, and Keys to Close Reading. Beginning in 1975, she worked for 23 years at the Landmark School, a pioneer in the development of literacy intervention programs. As a teacher, principal, and director of the Outreach Teacher Training Program at Landmark, Joan developed methods and instructional programs that address literacy needs of students in grades K-12. Joan was one of the three lead trainers in MA for the Reading First Program and is a LETRS author and trainer. She is also an adjunct instructor at Endicott College. Joan received her M.Ed. in Reading from Harvard University and her B.A. from Boston College.