Emily Liebtag, Ed.D. is Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design at VIF International Education. Emily helps create educational and professional development resources focused on global education, inquiry-based learning and 21st-century skills. She is particularly passionate about exploring effective teacher preparation practices and global competence development in U.S. teachers and students. Before joining VIF, Emily taught second grade in Durham Public Schools in North Carolina. She received her M.Ed. in Science Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Ed.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from the University of Virginia.