An acknowledged thought leader dedicated to supporting the success of each learner, Dr. Dawn Benaitis has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of education and professional learning. Benaitis has held the roles of teacher, reading specialist, special education coordinator, principal, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Her dissertational studies focused on building teacher collective efficacy and increasing student achievement through professional development. As Discovery Education Director of Professional Development, Benaitis collaborates with educators and administrators internationally to develop and implement customized professional learning solutions that empower them to meet strategic goals and build modern, digital learning environments supporting student achievement.