Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D., retired as Associate Professor at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and continues to serve as an instructor in the Joint Doctoral Program. While a full-time faculty member at CSUSM for nine years, she served as the Education Administration Program coordinator for six and taught in the Master's degree program option for Education Administration and Leadership as well as the Joint Doctoral Program. Prior to coming to the CSUSM, she was Visiting Faculty at Pepperdine University in the Master of Arts in Education Leadership program and Educational Leadership doctoral program. Dr. Lindsey served as a middle grade and high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, and county office of education administrator. She received her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. Her primary area of research is creating, leading, and sustaining Culturally Proficient teaching and learning environments. She is coauthor of numerous articles and books: Culturally Proficient Instruction: A guide for people who teach, 3rd ed. (2012), Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting educators to create equitable schools (2007), Culturally Proficient Learning Communities: Confronting inequities through collaborative inquiry (2009) and A Culturally Proficient response to the common core: Ensuring equity through professional learning (2015). Using the lens of Cultural Proficiency, Dr. Lindsey helps educational leaders examine their policies and practices, as well as their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. Her message to her audiences focuses on socially just educational practices and diversity as assets to be nurtured. Dr. Lindsey facilitates educators to develop their own inquiry and action research. Her favorite reflective questions are: Who are we? and Are we who we say we are? Often, her favorite co-lecturer and co-author, Dr. Randall Lindsey, also her husband, joins her to co-teach. Richard S. Martinez Ed. D. serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University. In addition to teaching courses in the Department of Foundations and Trans-Disciplinary Studies,Richard has facilitated groups as they address issues arising from diversity and organizational culture. His experiences in education include classroom teaching; school, district, and county office of education administration; professional development design and facilitation; and university teaching in educational leadership. He has facilitated nationally on the art of leadership, culturally proficient environments, and transformative approaches to systems change. Richard is also the co-author of the best selling Corwin Press book Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools. Randall B. Lindsey is emeritus professor at California State University, Los Angeles and has a practice centered on educational consulting and issues related to equity and access. Prior to higher education faculty roles, he served as a junior and senior high school history teacher, a district office administrator for school desegregation, and executive director of a non-profit corporation. All of his experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. It is his belief and experience that too often white people are observers of multicultural issues rather than personally involved with them. He works with colleagues to design and implement programs for and with schools, law enforcement agencies, and community-based organizations to provide access and achievement. He and his wife and frequent co-author, Delores, are enjoying this phase of life as grandparents, as educators, and in support of just causes that extend the promises of democracy throughout society in authentic ways.