Melissa Sander, MAE, is a special education teacher serving students ages 3 through 6th grade at Wapsie Valley Community School District in Iowa. She has taught for 19 years in the field of special education and has used R&P within her classroom for academic instruction to meet IEP needs. She also leads R&P afterschool enrichments for heterogeneous groups of students in grades K–6. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences in the field of early childhood education, inclusion, and R&P. Her current focus is using R&P with school-age children to extend their reasoning skills.