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Katherine Boles was a senior lecturer on education and director of the Learning and Teaching Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). A classroom teacher for nearly 30 years, she wrote and taught about school reform, new forms of teacher leadership, and the development of more effective teacher teams to improve curriculum and instruction in schools. Her work advocated for public-policy changes to restructure the field of teaching, institute career ladders that offer opportunities for real promotions, and recognize that powerful teacher teams can and should have great control over their own professional development. With teaching colleague Vivian Troen, Boles has published two books: Who's Teaching Your Children: Why the Teaching Crisis Is Worse Than You Think and What Can Be Done About It and The Power of Teacher Teams With Cases, Analyses, and Strategies for Success; they have completed a third book published in April 2014 entitled: The Power of Teacher Rounds: A Guide for Rounds Facilitators, Principals and Department Chairs. Boles works regularly with schools and school system including the Bronx, New York, teaching teachers and administrators about Teacher Teams and Teacher Rounds.