Caltha Crowe’s teaching career spanned thirty-eight years before leaving the classroom in 2007. She taught a range of elementary grades and preschool in a variety of settings, including schools in urban New Haven, Connecticut, the Chicago suburbs of Winnetka and Glencoe, and Westport, Connecticut. During many of those years, Caltha was involved with Connecticut’s Beginning Educator Support and Training (BEST) program, working as a mentor to new teachers, helping with mentor training, and serving on program advisory groups. Caltha currently lives in Colorado and volunteers in the local schools there. As a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher, she travels around the country to present workshops and coach teachers on using the Responsive Classroom approach. Caltha has a BA from Smith College, a master’s degree in early childhood education from Goddard College, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Bank Street College of Education.