Mary Cappellini is an educational consultant who has worked with English language learners and teachers of ELLs for over 20 years. She is the author of Balancing Reading and Language Learning: A Resource for Teaching English Language Learners, K-5; published by Stenhouse. Her experience includes being an elementary teacher, a bilingual resource teacher, a literacy coach, an ESL teacher, and an adjunct professor. She taught in large urban public schools in Santa Ana, California, as well as at the American School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mary consults with teachers and administrators and works with children in school districts across the nation, and often speaks at state and national conferences and universities. She is also the author of numerous children's books in both English and Spanish. Mary and her husband are raising three bilingual and bicultural daughters in southern California.