Tiffani Martin is a native Baltimorean and a proud graduate of the Baltimore City Public School System. She began her journey toward becoming a competent, curious and reflective educator over 17 years ago. In her work supporting educators, she coaches them to become knowledgeable, skilled and cogent advocates for each and every child. She also prepares and delivers high-quality professional developments on a variety of topics to a variety of audiences. Before joining the Literacy Lab in 2019 where she supports AmeriCorps tutors and internal coaches to deliver Reading Corp literacy interventions to K-3 students throughout a dozen Baltimore City Public Schools, she worked as Clinical Faculty with Urban Teachers for Johns Hopkins University for 7 years where she took a holistic approach to teaching and learning and helped new teachers develop a better understanding of their students’ social and emotional intelligence. She trained new teachers by teaching myriad graduate-level courses, coaching resident teachers, developing and delivering high-quality professional developments/trainings. Tiffani taught early childhood grades (Pre-K thru 2nd grade) before expanding her work with children into afterschool programming, particularly through curriculum development and enrichment. Her specific areas of professional interest are early childhood literacy, educator development and community activism.