Ann Epstein Ann is currently an assistant professor and program director at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in the Department of Educational Studies. She teaches courses addressing early childhood language and literacy and learning in Kindergarten. She also coordinates a Professional Development School field experience and supervises student teachers. Ann’s research interests include teacher perceptions of family priorities, accommodations for young children with exceptionalities, conflictresolution for young learners, and appropriate technology for young children. Ann’s holds a BS in Communicative Disorders from Northwestern University, a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Xavier University, and a doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maryland. Ann was a Montessori teacher with 3 through 6 year-olds before completing her doctoral studies in early childhood special education. After thirty years as an early childhood professional, she still truly believes the best way to make the world a better place is to provide ALL young children and their families with the highest quality early learning experiences possible.