Dr. Leslie J. Couse (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is currently Executive Director of Engagement and Faculty Development where she focuses on faculty career development at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Couse's career has been dedicated to advancing PreK-12 educators professionally through increasing access, knowledge, and opportunities. Her early work focused on preparing teachers for inclusive education settings through interdisciplinary collaboration among teachers, parents, and service providers. Her research coalesces around inclusive teacher education, technology to support early education, and leadership development. She is the former Chair of the UNH Education Department and currently Principal Investigator of the UNH Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) program, funded by a U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership grant, and community-university partnerships. Dr. Couse is co-editor of The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (Routledge, 2016), has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education as well as a as guest editor for a special issue of the journal, and a member of the Governing Board of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).