Sandra Hope Huddleston Smith is a professor in the School of Humanities,
Education, and the Arts at Cumberland University, where she serves as Director of the Special Education program. She taught 20 years in K–12 special education and elementary education classrooms before joining a full-time university faculty in 1996. She currently teaches courses in special education and literacy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has co-authored TEACHING THROUGH STORIES: YOURS, MINE, AND THEIRS; TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S MIDDLE SCHOOLS; STUDENT TEACHING AND FIELD EXPERIENCES HANDBOOK (6th and 7th Editions); and TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (beginning with the 9th Edition). Professor Smith is also an active member of the International Literacy Association and Tennessee Reading Association.