Margaret Naughter Burns has received a B.A. English/Communications degree from LeMoyne College; a B.S. Elementary Education degree from The College of Saint Rose; and, a Masters in Literacy from SUNY Albany. She has served the Albany City School District for 23 years as a classroom teacher and the last 7 years as a Literacy Specialist working with striving readers. She has also participated in a teacher inquiry community and authored two chapters in a book called “Teaching Global Literature in the Elementary Classroom,” by Kelly Wissman. She is married and the proud mom of the most loyal and loving golden retriever named, Ernie Davis! Margaret reports that she wears her AHN ring proudly every single day as a reminder of the values and experiences shared during her high school years.