Dr. Tracey Garrett earned her Ed. D. in elementary and early childhood education with a specialization in classroom management from The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Currently, she is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Rider University in New Jersey and was recently awarded the University Distinguished Teaching award. Her first book entitled Effective Classroom Management: The Essentials was recently published by Teachers College Press. Her work has also been published in a variety of professional journals such as the Journal of Classroom Interaction, the NJEA Review and The New Teacher Advocate. She has presented at both regional and national conferences such as the American Educational Research Association, Learning Forward and the National Council for Teachers of English. In addition, she has presented hundreds of professional development workshops. She is also a former elementary teacher with experience teaching at the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade level. Tracey's unique combination of classroom management knowledge and practical experience allows her to successfully facilitate teacher growth.