Miriam Moore Miriam Moore (BA, Baylor University; MA, PhD, University of South Carolina) discovered her passion for teaching over 20 years ago when, as a graduate student, she worked with ESL writers in a sheltered section of first-year composition. Since then, she has taught in a state university, an intensive English program, an industry-sponsored ESL program, and two community colleges. Whether teaching developmental writing, literacy, ESL grammar, reading, or first-year composition, her focus is the same: to introduce students to academic culture and provide instruction that will help them succeed in their academic programs. She is currently professor of English and ESL at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia, where she is developing an expanded ESL program and leading the College’s implementation of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) redesign of development English. In 2011-2012, she served on the team which developed the integrated curriculum for the VCCS redesign, and she has presented strategies for teaching developmental and ESL courses at local, state, regional, and national conferences.