Dr. Jean P. Rattigan-Rohr is the Executive Director of Community Partnerships, Director of the Center of Access and Success, and Associate Professor of Education at Elon University. She is also the founder and director of Elon University’s “It Takes a Village” Project. Rattigan-Rohr’s research area includes literacy development of traditionally marginalized students, parental involvement and visioning. She presents nationally and internationally in all the areas of her research interests. Her book, It Takes a Village: A Collaborative Approach to the Struggling Reader Dilemma, is used by pre-service and in-service teachers alike. Additionally, she is an author, poet, playwright and actress. Her play, Valued Voices, which highlights the complex issues facing African-American boys in American High Schools, was featured in the 2011 North Carolina Black Theatre Festival.