Nicole Patton TerryNicole Patton Terry, PhD, is the Olive and Manuel Bordas Professor of Education in the School of Teacher Education, Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), and Director of the Regional Education Lab–Southeast at Florida State University. Prior to joining FCRR, she was Associate Professor of Special Education at Georgia State University (GSU). Dr. Patton Terry is the founding director of two university-based research entities where researchers collaborate with diverse school and community stakeholders to promote student success: the Urban Child Study Center at GSU and The Village at FCRR. Her work focuses on young learners vulnerable to experiencing difficulty with language and literacy achievement in school; in particular, Black children, children growing up in poverty, and children with disabilities. Previously, Dr. Patton Terry worked as a special education teacher in Illinois.