Mary Anne Duggan holds a doctorate in educational psychology with a concentration in learning. Her research centers on the motivation of teachers as learners of the teaching craft as well as the social ecology of the classroom. She has 17 years of experience as a schoolteacher in Arizona, where she taught in the Balsz and Scottsdale School Districts. Duggan also served as a staff developer, new teacher induction specialist, cognitive and instructional coach, educational researcher, university-school program liaison, college clinical faculty member and research project director. She is the author of "Powerful Parent Letters for K-3" (Corwin Press) and "Quick Classroom Party Ideas" (Fearon) as well as more than 60 magazine articles written for parents and teachers. As a former elementary school teacher, she has a great interest in the effective translation of scholarly research to teachers, parents and other stakeholders involved in healthy child development and education. In addition, she collaborates with other professionals on the promotion of trauma-sensitive educational practices.