Rachelle S. Savitz, is an associate professor of reading/literacy at East Carolina University. She was previously a K–12 literacy coach/interventionist and high school reading teacher. She was the recipient of the 2020 Clemson Graduate Student Government Outstanding Graduate Student Advocate Award, the 2019 Association of Literacy Educators and Researcher’s Jerry Johns Promising Researcher Award, and the 2018 Early Career Literacy Scholar Award from the American Reading Forum. She explores critical inquiry, culturally sustaining pedagogy, trauma-sensitive practices, and teacher self-efficacy related to disciplinary literacy and the use of equitable literacy materials and curricula. She co-authored Teaching Hope and Resilience for Students Experiencing Trauma: Creating Safe and Nurturing Classrooms for Learning with Drs. Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey.