Wendy J. Hood is a bilingual primary teacher from Tucson, Arizona. She has been very active in her local whole language support group and worked on curriculum development within her district where she strives to establish a democratic learning community with her young students. She was featured as an outstanding teacher in The Whole Language Catalog, and edited both The Whole Language Evaluation Book and Organizing for Whole Language with Ken and Yetta Goodman. She received a Masters of Reading degree from the University of Arizona and is the mother of three children.