The confluence of my professional and personal experiences cultivated my scholarly interest in transformational policy evaluation. This union served as the background for my dissertation and has guided subsequent research ventures. My research focuses on applying a complex analytic framework that I constructed to explore policy language in education. The objective of my research endeavors is to use the Layers of Analysis Framework (LoAF) to expose the latent and manifest meanings embedded within policy discourse. The overarching goal of the LoAF is to remediate large-scale social issues by changing policy discourse.