Emily Feistritzer is a nationally recognized leader in teacher preparation. She founded TEACH-NOW in 2011, determined to revolutionize the way teachers are trained. Feistritzer also founded and served as CEO of the National Center for Education Information, which conducted national surveys on teaching and published data-based reports on education, including the Alternative Teacher Certification: A State-by-State Analysis, updated annually from 1990 to 2010. She is also the founder of the National Center for Alternative Certification and the author of 45 books on education. Feistritzer has testified before Congress and state legislatures and briefed members of presidential administrations. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More College, a master’s in physics and mathematics education from the College of William and Mary, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University Bloomington.