Dr. Joanne Robertson is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Joanne has dedicated her career of over 30 years to the pursuit of excellence in second/additional language instruction. She started her career as a French Immersion teacher and later took on school and district leadership positions, including Director of Instruction for the North Vancouver School District. Currently, Joanne teaches undergraduate courses in language and literacy methodologies to pre-service teachers at UFV and graduate courses in educational leadership to in-service teachers. She continues to provide leadership and professional development to educators on various topics related to second language and literacy instruction.