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Nancy Fichtman Dana is currently professor of education in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She began her career in education as an elementary school teacher in Hannibal Central Schools, New York. Since earning her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1991, she has been a passionate advocate for engaging teachers in powerful job-embedded professional learning and has worked with numerous schools and districts across the nation and abroad to develop inquiry-oriented learning communities as well as conducted much research on inquiry, learning communities and other forms of job-embedded learning. She has published ten books and over 60 articles in professional journals and edited books focused on teacher and principal professional development. Her latest book, The PLC Book, coauthored with Diane Yendol-Hoppey, is available from Corwin in November.