Dahlia Dallal is the founder and director of Literacy Partners. Dahlia has spent the past 10 years consulting in schools across the country and even internationally. She has trained teachers, coaches, and administrators in all areas of balanced literacy. Dahlia spent 7 years working at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project with Lucy Calkins and her colleagues before moving to Los Angeles. She has a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from the Teachers College, Columbia University. She created Literacy Partners in order to offer schools in Los Angeles the same wonderful professional development available to schools in New York.