Dr. Leslie J. Couse (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Executive Director of Engagement and Faculty Development where she directs programs focused on the career development of faculty at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Couse's career has been dedicated to advancing PreK-12 educators professionally through increased access, knowledge, and opportunities. Her early work focused on preparing teachers for inclusive education settings through interdisciplinary collaboration among teachers, parents, and service providers. Dr. Couse's research coalesces around inclusive teacher education and technology to support early education, while her current research interest focuses on higher education 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 along with community-university partnerships. Dr. Couse co-edited The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (Routledge, 2016), has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and as a guest editor for a special issue of the journal, and served on the Governing Board of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).