Dr. Anastasia Gruper has worked for District 47 in Crystal Lake for the past 18 years serving as a classroom teacher, an assistant principal, and the director of professional development. She holds an M.A.T. from Dominican University, an M.S. in Educational Leadership from The University of St. Francis, and an Ed.D in Literacy Education from Judson University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her research interests include instructional leadership in literacy and professional development.