Kelli Harris-Wright, CCC-SP, is a pioneer in the area of bidialectal instruction, and a prominent author, researcher and national presenter. In 1986 Harris-Wright developed the DeKalb County School District’s Bidialectal Communication Program in order to teach non-standard English speaking students standard English oral and written communication skills. The model was recognized as a Center of Excellence by NCTE. She served at DCPS as a Speech Language Pathologist, Title I Federal Programs Coordinator, K-12 Coordinator for Assessment and Accountability, Director for Elementary Teaching and Learning (83 schools), and K-12 Director for Core Content. She was a consultant on the DELV assessment (Pearson), recently retired from the district, and works for the Georgia Department of Education’s Assessment Division. Harris-Wright holds a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Education from Tennessee State University, a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Policy Studies and Leadership from Georgia State University.