Katie Brooks is a Professor of Education at Butler University. She is a former English as a Second Language teacher in Indianapolis Public Schools and earned her doctorate from Kansas State University in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in academic and language instruction for second language learners. Her research focuses on teacher transformation to promote equitable outcomes for English Language Learning (ELL) students and engaging K-12 ELL students and their parents as co-researchers in participatory research projects. Her most recent publications focus on the development of teacher agency for supporting ELL students and family engagement. She has delivered more than 400 presentations at conferences and workshops at the local,national, and international levels. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Theory Into Practice, Multicultural Education, and American Secondary Education.