Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant is an educator who has devoted her professional life to the advocacy of loving, nurtur¬ing developmentally appropriate settings for children, and inspir¬ing truly meaningful educational practices for learners of all ages. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Ele¬men¬tary Education from the University of Georgia. She completed further graduate work with a Specialist Degree in Language Arts at Peabody College for Teachers. She earned her Doctorate of Education Degree in Curriculum and Supervision from Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Education As It Could Be. Additional information on her may be obtained at www.joyoflearningeducation.org.