Rebecca Kaminski is on the literacy faculty of the College of Education at Clemson University. She is the founding director of the Upstate Writing Project and the new Center for Research in Writing and Literacy. Rebecca coordinates the graduate program for the MEd in Literacy with an ESOL certification focus. Her undergraduate and graduate teaching and research focus on writing instruction and assessment. Rebecca has received numerous grants to provide professional development for teachers in grades K-12 in both rural and urban schools in South Carolina.