Dr. Kim Parker supervises pre-service teachers at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research explores the literacy practices of young black men. She is currently writing an action research study about her efforts to de-track ELA classes by increasing the numbers of students of color in honors English classes. Kim was named a Literacy Champion by the Massachusetts Literacy Council and is a current Heinemann Fellow. She has held leadership positions in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the New England Association of Teachers of English, and is the co-founder of the annual Educators of Color Conference.