JAMES GRAY is currently an elementary school vice-principal in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been a classroom teacher and a divisional English language arts consultant supporting professional learning in assessment. He has presented at local, national, and international conferences. In 2007, James completed his M.Ed. at the University of Alberta (Edmonton) in Leadership and School Improvement. James is passionate about authentic assessment practices that support learning where it really counts—in the classroom with students.