Billie J. Enz (Ph.D. Elementary Education) is the Associate Dean of the School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus. Dr. Enz has authored several books on new teacher development and mentor training, including: The Student Teaching Experience: A Developmental Approach, Coaching the Student Teacher: A Developmental Approach, Blue Print for Teaching and Life Cycle of the Career Teacher. Dr. Enz is a member of the Early Childhood faculty, and teaches language and literacy courses. She has numerous articles and texts in this area, including Teaching Language and Literacy: From Preschool to the Elementary Grades and Helping Young Children Learn Language and Literacy: From Birth through Preschool.