Dr. Susan Ruckdeschel has over 25 years of teaching and administrative experience in K-12 public schools, higher education, and private educational institutions. With 16 years of experience in publishing, curriculum writing, instructional design, and online course instruction, she recently founded Blended by Design, a service provider for blended instructional design and K-12 student curriculum. Her doctoral study, completed in 2017, is titled, “The Efficacy of Blended Learning Models of Teacher Professional Development”. Susan also researched and had published “Peer Coaching for Adolescent Writers” (Corwin Press, 2010), a student writing handbook for teachers. Susan is also founder and former CEO of Literacy Solutions and more, Inc., where she wrote, edited, and led the design of over 400 online courses for school districts and teachers throughout the United States. She is also a committe member for IABL – International Association for Blended Learning, since 2017. Her research continues to focus on digital literacy and use of evidence-based practices that impact curriculum and instruction.