Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the US, and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning. Katie’s “backdoor-to-the-brain” approach to fast-tracking phonics skills for reading, via social-emotional learning channels, shifts the paradigms associated with traditional literacy skill instruction. As a keynote speaker and featured lecturer at education conferences around the United States and abroad, Katie’s fast-paced, dynamic presentations spotlight brain-changing strategies for boosting existing reading curriculum and instruction with the latest neural research and reading science showing how our brains learn best! Katie’s practical and proven methods for bringing neuroscience into the forefront of literacy and learning have been shared in both lecture and panel discussions at Harvard University and M.I.T. and is the subject of numerous professional journal articles.