Author Biographies

Kristin Ackerman

Kristin has been teaching and conferring with writers for over twelve years. As a literacy coach, teacher, presenter, consultant and writer she is passionate about reading and writing. Kristin has taught in Title 1 schools in both Florida and Georgia as well as an independent school in Florida.

Janet Allen

Janet Allen is an international consultant recognized for her comprehensive work in reading education.

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen is a literacy specialist in grades 3-5 for the Waterville, Maine, school district, where she works as a reading coach and leads professional development programs for teachers. Jennifer has presented her work to regional and national audiences through state literacy organizations, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a frequent contributor to Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy. Jennifer is the author of Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Change and A Sense of Belonging: Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers .

Patrick Allen

Patrick is the youngest of ten children--five boys and five girls. "My parents were wonderful role models of literacy and learning, hard work, and humility," he says. His mother was a cook and owned a restaurant, and his father, a bricklayer by trade, helped run the restaurant and served as a "night cop" in their hometown.

Jeff Anderson

For the past 25 years, Jeff has worked with writers and teachers of grades, K-12, inspiring them about the power and joy of the writing process. He has written four books for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know and his latest book with Dr.

Marlene Asselin

Marlene Asselin began her career as an early childhood teacher and was head teacher at the University of British Columbia Study Centre from 1983-1987. Now an associate professor at UBC, Marlene's research interests are in literacy education, information literacy, and school librarianship.

Ruth Ayres

As a full time writing coach for Wawasee School District in northern Indiana, Ruth spends her days helping students find meaning in their stories, and encouraging teachers to reflect and refine the art of teaching. "I love documenting ordinary stories from everyday life," Ruth says.

Dorothy Barnhouse

Dorothy Barnhouse is an independent literacy consultant and staff developer. She works closely with elementary and secondary teachers in New York City public schools--and throughout the country--to elevate student reading, writing, and thinking.

Diane Barone

Diane Barone is a professor of literacy at the University of Nevada, Reno and is a board member of the International Reading Association. She teaches courses centered on early literacy and qualitative research at UNR.

Bob Barton

Bob is a graduate of Hamilton Teacher's College and McMaster University and has experience working in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary classrooms as a teacher, language arts consultant, arts coordinator, governments education officer, and lecturer.

Jane Baskwill

Jane Baskwill is the Associate Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia. A former classroom teacher and school principal, Jane is the author of many professional books and articles for teachers, as well as the author of several children's picture books.

Ros Bayley

Following an extensive career as an early years teacher, Ros Bayley is now a consultant, trainer, and storyteller. She shares her approach to story, puppetry, music, dance, and dramatic play with practitioners in the English-speaking world and has written a wide range of resources for teachers of the early years.

Patricia Bearden

Patricia Bearden is the president of the International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry. She has brought over twenty years of teaching experience to her work as a teacher consultant for the Center for City Schools.

Katherine Beauchat

Katherine A. Beauchat, EdD, is an associate professor and early elementary education program coordinator at York College of Pennsylvania, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in literacy education.

Teri Beaver

Teri Beaver is an elementary-level teacher at the University of Northern Colorado Laboratory School, one of the few K-12 schools housed on a university campus. While researching writing assessments for the Tointon Institute of Educational Change, she found none specific enough to inform instruction and began developing the Author's Profile.

Carol Bedard

For the past thirty-five years, Carol Bedard has worked in the field of education as a music therapist, a classroom teacher, a university professor, and an educational administrator.

Ron Benson

A dedicated educator with more than 30 years of experience, Ron Benson has taught grades K-8, and served as a school principal, a school board consultant, and Education Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Chris Berberich

Chris Berberich is a literacy tutor and special education teacher who works with teachers to develop inclusive classrooms. She has a particular interest in language and cooperative learning and teaching strategies.

Deborah Berrill

Deborah Berrill is the founding Director of the Trent University School of Education and Professional Learning.  Every B.Ed.

Ranu Bhattacharyya

Ranu Bhattacharyya currently teaches at The American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has earlier taught at The American schools in Japan, New Delhi, Beijing, and at The Brussels English Primary School.

Kevin Bird

Kevin Bird is an Assistant Superintendent in the Fraser Cascade School District. A former water-ski coach, he spends his leisure time playing hockey, taking care of his wife’s horses, mountain biking with his son, and driving his daughter to her gymnastics classes.

Marilyn Bizar

Marilyn Bizar teaches at the Center for City Schools of National-Louis University in Chicago. A former public school teacher, Marilyn and Harvey Daniels now collaborate with a network of twenty-five schools seeking to implement progressive teaching methods.

Dr. Katrin Blamey

Dr. Katrin Blamey currently works as an assistant professor and chair of the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Program in the Education Department at DeSales University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in education, supervises student teachers, and serves as the chapter counselor for Kappa Delta Pi.

Faye Bolton

Faye is a native of Melbourne, Australia and she currently conducts onsite, ongoing professional development in schools in New York City and Australia. She has worked as an elementary school teacher and literacy consultant in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

David Booth

David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than 25 years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write.

Jean Boreen

Jean Boreen is a Professor of English education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she regularly teaches secondary methods courses on young adult literature and teaching literature in secondary schools.

Paula Bourque

Paula Bourque has been working with readers and writers in kindergarten through eighth grade for twenty-eight years. She grew up in the Midwest and graduated with a degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University.

Gail Boushey

Gail and her sister Joan (Moser) grew up in a small town and farming community with four other siblings.

Max Brand

Max became a teacher because he loves to learn and teaching gives him the chance to learn a ton every day.

"Each day is a new experience. No matter what you plan for, the kids take ownership and extend thinking/understanding to fantastic heights."

Rusty Bresser

Rusty Bresser first became interested in teaching while doing anthropological research on children and families in a rural farming community in French Polynesia. His interest in applied anthropology led him to the Teacher Education Program at the University of California at San Diego.

Brian Kissel

Brian Kissel, an educator for over 20 years, is a professor of Literacy and Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A former elementary school teacher and literacy coach, Brian teaches courses, conducts research, and provides professional development in writing instruction, digital literacy, and literacy development and instruction. Dr. Kissel lives in Davidson, North Carolina.

Carolyn Bridges

Carolyn Bridges is a fourth-grade teacher in Waterville, Maine, and her classroom is often an observation site for colleagues.  With Jennifer Allen, Carolyn takes notes and reflects on what her students say and do through reading workshops.  By doing this they continually improve their teaching methods and are learning better ways to run their r

Lois Bridges

Lois Bridges is a consultant, teacher, editor, and writer specializing in teachers' professional development. Her teaching has ranged from multiage elementary classrooms to preservice college level at the University of California.

Fred Steven Brill

Fred Brill began considering a career in education after coaching a middle school gymnastics team and then working as an outdoor education summer counselor of emotionally disturbed kids. "I was always able to connect with young people -- especially those who had the most difficulty fitting in," Fred recalls.

Herbert W. Broda

Herb is a professor of education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Ashland University. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses with an emphasis on middle school education, instructional methods, and outdoor/experiential education.

Faye Brownlie

Faye became a teacher because she loves kids of all ages and their enthusiasm for learning. "They keep me young and involved and push my thinking and learning about how to meet the needs of each and every one of them," she explains.

Mary Anne Buckley

Mary Anne Buckley teaches second grade at Victor Primary School in Victor, New York, and received her degree from Vermont College.

Aimee Buckner

Aimee Buckner has been in education for more than twenty years. She thrives on the idea that teaching is about helping students develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The writer's notebook helps her carve out a place in the curriculum to allow students to truly be themselves and find their own voice.

Brad Buhrow

Brad was born in Edgerton, Wisconsin, a small town in the southeastern part of the state. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, his teaching license from Metropolitan State University at Denver and his M.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Kellie Buis

Kellie is currently a consultant for early literacy with a specialty of teaching writing. She also teaches first grade in the Delta School District in British Columbia, and consults with schools in the United States and Canada.

Richard Bullock

Richard decided to become a teacher in the seventh grade when Mr. Novak was on TV. "When I went to college, I decided that being a college professor was the best job in the world.

Anne Burke

A practicing school teacher for 10 years, Anne Burke is an Assistant Professor of Children's Literature and Early Learning at Memorial University. Anne explores the role of play in children's educational development, family and community literacy, children and youth, digital text making, and the role of media in children's lives.

Ross Burkhardt

Ross became a teacher because "I found a profession that challenged me, used all of my skills, put me into daily contact with young people, allowed my creativity to emerge, and made a difference in the world."

Jan Burkins

Jan Burkins, co-author of Preventing Misguided Reading (IRA, 2010) and Kim Yaris are the writers and thinkers behind Burkins and Yaris -- Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy, where their blog and their instructional resources have drawn a national audience and made them thought leaders in the field of literacy instruction.

Kimberly Hill Campbell

Kimberly Hill Campbell had a bit of a bumpy start as a beginning teacher. She taught language arts at Estacada Junior High School from 1979 until 1982. "Then," she says, "I became the statistic: a beginning teacher who left the profession.

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell began her career as a storyteller and teacher in elementary classrooms. She has extensive training in early literacy intervention and is passionate about working with students who struggle to read and write.

Rose Cappelli

Rose comes from a family of musicians and teachers, both of which have greatly influenced her life. A volunteer job in high school led her to pursue work with hearing and language impaired children.

Mary Cappellini

Mary Cappellini is a Bilingual Educational Consultant and a published children's book author who has worked in education for over 30 years. A teacher at heart, she enjoys engaging teachers in reflections and classroom demonstration lessons in her staff development with schools across the country.

Paul Carreiro

Paul is from Springfield, Massachusetts, and received his master's degree from Dalhousie University and his bachelor's degree from York University. He currently teaches at Cavalier Drive School in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. He is a learning center teacher for students with autism, cerebral palsy, global delays, and severe behavior problems.

Maria Carty

Maria always knew that she wanted to become a teacher. "Both of my parents were teachers and it is something I worked toward my entire life. As a child I would play school with my younger brother.

Stephen Cary

Stephen Cary, a second language learner specialist, has worked as a teacher, resource teacher, and administrator.

Oliver Caviglioli

Oliver Caviglioli has been using mapping in his professional and personal life for over twenty-five years. He is headteacher of a special school, and has a family, but finds time to share his skills by leading training courses in schools, on Model Mapping, Accelerated Learning and Thinking Skills.

Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers' best known books are the children's novel, The Present Takers and his young adult fiction that includes Breaktime, Dance on My Grave, and The Toll Bridge.

Kelly Chandler-Olcott

Kelly in some ways didn't have a choice about becoming a teacher. "When my mother (a former reading teacher and current principal herself) began kindergarten in Allagash, Maine, her grandmother was the teacher, her mother the principal, and two aunts taught other grades in the school.

Beth Critchley Charlton

Beth was influenced by her father to become a teacher. She is a native of Toronto and has been a K through 9 teacher, resource teacher, and Reading Recover teacher. She is currently a literacy assessment consultant for the Nova Scotia Department of Education and a part-time lecturer at Mount St. Vincent University.

Ruth Sidney Charney

Ruth Sidney Charney has been a teacher of children and teachers for over thirty years. A co-founder of Northeast Foundation for Children, she gives teacher workshops and consults in schools throughout the country. She holds master's degrees from Teachers College of Columbia University and the Bank Street College of Education.

Nancy Chesley

Nancy Chesley was an elementary teacher for twenty-six years and a K–5 science and literacy specialist for six years. She won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Elementary Science Teaching in 2001 and the Milken Foundation National Distinguished Educator Award in 2002. She received a BA in elementary education and an MSEd in literacy education from the University of Southern Maine.

Susan Church

Susan received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, her M.Ed. degree in secondary education from Boston University, an M.A. in special education from Acadia University, and her Ph.D. from the University of South Australia.

Responsive Classroom

The Responsive Classroom approach is a widely used, research-backed approach to elementary education that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction.

Marie Clay

Marie M. Clay began her career as a classroom teacher and worked in the Psychological Service of the New Zealand Ministry of Education until she was appointed to the University of Auckland, where she prepared psychologists for that service for the next thirty years.

Marlynn Clayton

Marlynn K. Clayton has twenty years of experience as a classroom teacher in the primary grades. A co-founder of Northeast Foundation for Children, she has worked for the past eleven years as director of professional development for the organization.

Jean Anne Clyde

Jean Anne Clyde is an associate professor of literacy education at the University of Louisville where she teaches courses on literacy, teaching, and kidwatching. Her research interests include multiple literacies and early literacy, topics she has written about.

Elizabeth Coffman

Liz Coffman, M.Ed., is an active participant in the arts education community in Manitoba, Canada. For many years Liz has been a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba specializing in the early years and the arts.

Ardith Davis Cole

For over thirty years, Ardith Davis Cole has served the profession in a variety of capacities, from classroom teacher to literacy specialist. She has worked with students from grades K-12, but also with their teachers as she became an adjunct professor for reading/language arts courses at SUNY Buffalo and Buffalo State College.

Mike Coles

Mike Coles is head of Religious Education in a London High School. He has written two other imaginative introductions to the Bible, "The Bible in Cockney and More Bible in Cockney (both available from Novalis in Canada).

Anne Collins

Anne Collins has thirty years of teaching experience having taught all grade levels K-12 including undergraduate and graduate level courses. She has been providing mathematics content professional development institutes and courses for teachers for the past fourteen years.

Kathy Collins

"I've always imagined being a teacher, from the time I was a small child and received a little desk for Christmas," says Kathy Collins. "I used to fantasize about wearing a masking tape roll on my wrist, using a pointer, writing on a chalkboard, and collecting book order money."

Carolyn Coman

Carolyn Coman has been writing books for children and teaching writing for more than twenty years.

Mark Condon

Mark W. F. Condon has been a teacher educator for more than 30 years. He is Professor Emeritus of literacy education at the University of Louisville. He's one of the creators of RealeWriter, picture-book creation software for early fluent learners.

Chris Confer

Chris has a passion for both mathematics and teaching children.

Lori Conrad

Lori has twenty four years of elementary classroom and staff development experience behind her. She is currently the senior director of professional development for the Public Education and Business Coalition in Denver.

Sarah Cooper

In 1989, Sarah Cooper placed seventeenth in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the San Diego County Spelling Bee.

Matt Copeland

Matt Copeland is an Associate for
Instructional Innovation and Support with MetaMetrics, Inc., an educational

Ann Marie Corgill

If it weren't for those scary numbers, Ann Marie Corgill wouldn't be a teacher today. "I wanted to be an architect," she says. "But I was afraid of the math classes." Now, in her fifteenth year of teaching, she can't imagine being in another profession.

Debbie Coughlin

Debbie Coughlin is teaching third grade at Gardendale Elementary Magnet School in Merritt Island, Florida. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Arizona with a major in language, reading, and culture and a minor in teaching and teacher education.

Mary Cowhey

Mary Cowhey has been teaching first and second grade at Jackson St. School in Northampton, Massachusetts for nine years.

Kathleen Marie Crawford

Kathleen Marie Crawford is a first-grade elementary school teacher in the Tucson Unified School District.  Along with co-authors Kathy G. Short, Jean Schroeder, Gloria Kauffman, Julie Laird and Margaret J.

Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford has been an educator for over forty years, working at the preschool through graduate school levels. She is the director of Origins, a 25 year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to community building, especially through the arts.

Marie Crawford

Marie Crawford is an assistant principal at Central Middle School in the San Carlos School District. She has been a mentor teacher for urban teachers, a classroom teacher in urban schools, and a museum educator.

Caryl Crowell

Caryl G. Crowell (M.Ed. University of Arizona) and her coauthor, Kathryn F. Whitmore (Ph.D. University of Arizona) have many characteristics in common. They are both working mothers and whole language teacher-researchers who work to challenge the status quo in educational institutions.

Ruth Culham

Ruth Culham, EdD, has written more than forty professional resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection. Her most recent book, "The Writing Thief", has helped teachers find “right now” children’s books and everyday texts to use as mentor texts. "Dream Wakers" expands and complements this work by delving into books that focus on Latino culture and life as mentor texts for writing.

Bernice Cullinan

Bernice "Bee" Cullinan grew up in Ohio and began her teaching career there. For fifteen years, she taught primary-grade students how to read. She was intrigued by the process of children learning to read and write and continued to study it the rest of her life.

Andie Cunningham

Andie is currently teaching at Lewis & Clark College's Graduate School of Education in Portland, Oregon. She teaches graduate students who are working to become teachers and current teachers who are working to become reading specialists.

Katie Egan Cunningham

Katie Egan Cunningham believes in the power of stories. First as a classroom teacher, and now as a professor and consultant, Katie strives to let her students know their lives are full of stories. She lives with her husband and two sons where hilarious, heartfelt stories happen each day.

Joan Dabrowski

Joan Dabrowski is the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in Wellesley, MA. Prior to this, she worked across the country as an education consultant and curriculum writer. In this role she supported teachers, principals, and district leaders to develop and refine their literacy and leadership practices. In 2015, she co-authored a report with The Education Trust entitled, Checking In: Do Classroom Assignments Reflect Today’s Higher Standards? that summarized an analysis of over 1800 middle school literacy assignments in English language arts, history and science. She has taught grades K-2 and 4-5, has been a district literacy coach, and was the Director of Literacy for the Boston Public Schools. She earned a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Doctorate of Education in K-12 School Leadership at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College.

Linda Dacey

Linda Dacey, professor of mathematics and education at Lesley University, began her career teaching at the elementary level and early in her career, received an NSF grant to develop a model program for preparing middle school teachers.

Harvey Daniels

Harvey "Smokey" Daniels received all of his degrees--B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.--from Northwestern University, which finally urged him to leave campus and get a real job.

Christopher Danielson

Christopher Danielson has worked with math learners of all ages, from teens in his former middle school classroom to his own children, from calculus students to elementary teachers to families who visit his Math On-A-Stick learning space at the Minnesota State Fair.

Mehjabeen Datoo

A teacher of English and Social Studies, Mehjabeen has acted as a school-level Literacy Leader and been involved in consultative and collaborative projects across disciplines and schools.

Deanna Day

Deanna Day weaves her passions—art, children’s literature, and technology—into the literacy courses she teaches at Washington State University. She has served on the Notable Books for Global Society and the Notable Children’s Books for Language Arts award committees.

Deborah Dean

Deborah Dean taught junior high and high school in Washington before beginning her work with pre-service teachers at Brigham Young University. She always enjoyed teaching writing and helping her students discover themselves as writers.

Esther Delgado-Larocco

Esther L. Delgado-Larocco is on the faculty of the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies in Education at California State University at Chico.

Debbie Diller

Debbie has been a national consultant since 2000, but still has those "back to school" dreams in the fall.

Resi Ditzel

Over the past 20 years, Resi J. Ditzel has been teaching and learning with students in Hawaii. Her experience has ranged from kindergarten through grade 5 and special education, with each classroom being a blend of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

Ray Doiron

Ray Doiron is a professor at the University of Prince Edward Island where he helps prepare new early literacy teachers for the classroom.

Donna-Lynn Galloway

Donna-Lynn Galloway has been a dynamic and passionate educator for more than 30 years. As the Early Years Consultant for Halton Catholic District School Board, Donna-Lynn was responsible for implementing the full-day kindergarten program.

Lisa Donohue

Lisa is a native of Grenada in the Caribbean and immigrated to Canada at age eight. She received her bachelor of education degree from Nipissing University and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Trent University. She also completed several course at Drake University and York University.

Lynne Dorfman

Lynne, a native of Philadelphia, received her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education, her supervisory certificate in elementary education, her reading specialist certificate from LaSalle University, and her educational leadership doctorate degree from Immaculata University.

Linda Dorn

Linda Dorn is a professor of reading education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is the director of the UALR Center for Literacy. She teaches graduate classes in literacy theory, research, classroom practice, and literacy leadership.

Doug Buehl

Doug Buehl has been a social studies teacher, reading teacher, literacy coach, and district adolescent literacy support teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, Wisconsin. He is the author of the national bestseller Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning and is currently an instructor of disciplinary literacy at Edgewood College in Madison.

Diane Esolen Dougherty

Diane Esolen Dougherty lives with her husband in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of West Chester University and received a Master of Arts degree from Villanova University. While working on her degree at Villanova, she was a research scholar working with professors of English.

Cheryl Dozier

Cheryl L. Dozier is an assistant professor in the Department of Reading at the University at Albany. She is a former kindergarten, second, and third-grade teacher in urban schools.

Cheryll Duquette

Cheryll Duquette is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, specializing in inclusive education. For over 10 years, she has taught a variety of subjects to students with many different exceptionalities at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Christine Duthie

Christine Duthie has spent most of her twenty-year professional career in the primary classroom. She is currently a first-grade teacher at Trumansburg Elementary School (NY).

Brenda Stein Dzaldov

Brenda Stein Dzaldov is a school administrator who has worked for more than twenty years as a classroom teacher, educational consultant, and teacher mentor.  She is the author of numerous children's books and has published many articles on student literacy learning.  Throughout her doctoral studies

Krista Ediger

Krista Ediger has taught English, French Immersion, FSL, and Social Studies, and has worked on planning in multiple disciplines.

Monica Edinger

Monica has been fourth-grade chair, grade leader, and classroom teacher at The Dalton School in New York since 1983. She received her master's degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University in international education and instructional technology and computers and education.

Kathryn Pilcher Edmonds

Kathryn became a teacher because, as a child, she moved around a lot with her family and her teachers at new schools always helped with the transition. "My teachers were usually the first smiling faces I met.

Marcia Talhelm Edson

Marcia Edson is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Education at Boston University. She focuses on inquiry-based science in early childhood education.

Sharon Fargason

Sharon Fargason is a classroom teacher at Fay Elementary School in San Diego, California. She is interested in fostering and growing the natural curiosities that children develop as they learn about and interact with the world.

Kathleen Fay

Kathleen earned her teaching degrees from the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. She's been teaching since 1990 and has taught at Bailey's Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, since 1992 in various roles.

Jean R. Feldman

Jean Feldman has been actively involved in education for over 30 years as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, consultant, and author. Dr. Feldman has a B.A. from the University of Georgia, a D.A.S.T. from Emory University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

Catherine Feniak

Teaching is a new adventure each day, says Catherine Feniak, who became a teacher as a natural progression from volunteering with children and working as a teacher's assistant. "I've never left school!" she says.

Margaret Ferguson

Margaret J. Ferguson is a first-grade elementary school teacher in the Tucson Unified School District.  Along with co-authors Kathy G.

Judith Ferrara

Judith M. Ferrara is a writer and visual artist. From 1964 to 1997, she was a classroom teacher, college professor, and author of educational articles and materials, as well as poetry.

Stephanie Fins

Stephanie Fins is an anthropologist and is the Dalton lecturer and the coordinator of the Museum Schools at the American Museum of Natural History. She has worked with children from kindergarten to high school, taught inservice courses, and developed curriculum. She teaches workshops at the museum and at Bank Street College of Education.

Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch is writer, speaker, educator and author of books in many genres and for all ages.  From board books for babies (Kisses, Kisses, Baby-o!) to award-winning picture books (Sleeping Dragons All Around, Mabel Murple) to young adult fiction (The Gravesavers, Pluto's Ghost

Krista Flemington

Krista Flemington has almost 20 years of education experience.  A teacher with the Toronto District School Board, Krista runs dynamic, child-centered programs from Kindergarden to Grade 3.  A former school literacy coordinator, she has written curriculum and teacher support documents and supports co

Jennifer Fletcher

Jennifer Fletcher is an associate professor of English at California State University, Monterey Bay. Before joining the faculty at CSUMB, she taught high school English for more than ten years in southern California.

Ralph Fletcher

Ralph Fletcher is a friend of writing teachers everywhere. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Columbia University.

Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn has worked at a variety of jobs, including ship's captain, electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults. As poet-in-residence for six years at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, he taught writing to young people and their teachers in New York City Public Schools.

Char Forsten

Char Forsten has earned a national reputation as a renowned speaker, author, and educator. A former teaching principal with 18 years of proven experience, her seminars receive outstanding reviews for being practical, down to earth, and filled with easy-to-use ideas.

Graham Foster

Graham is a writer and workshop presenter in schools, at conventions, and in professional development consortia. He has thirty two years of teaching experience, including thirteen years as language arts supervisor for Calgary Catholic Schools.

Cathy French

Cathy French and her coauthor Tammy Jones are experienced classroom teachers who, as Early Childhood Curriculum Specialists with the Arch Ford Educational Service Cooperative in Plumerville, Arkansas, worked closely with Arkansas schools in implementing professional literacy teams and training classroom and specialty teachers in early literacy p

Paul Friedemann

Paul D. Friedemann and Jeffrey Wilhelm taught together for many years as the language arts and social studies specialists on an integrated middle school teaching team.

Charles Fuhrken

Growing up in a small town in Texas, Charles knew early on that he wanted a career in education. When his parents bought him a monstrous chalkboard one year, he officially opened a school in his bedroom. His regular students were the three Linebarger girls who lived next door.

Kelly Gallagher

Kelly, a "baseballoholic" and a self-described expert at negotiating airports, is in his 30th year of teaching at the high school level.

He currently teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California.

Kathy Ganske

Kathy became a teacher because she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. "I later discovered an added plus," she says. "Teachers were great people to work with, be around, and get to know."

Anne Upczak Garcia

Anne Upczak Garcia is a writer and bilingual teacher in Colorado. She spends part of her time hiking and skiing in the Rockies with her Colorado family and part of her time visiting and traveling through the Andes of Merida with her Venezuelan family.

Karen Gartland

Karen Gartland is a mathematics coordinator and classroom teacher at Groton-Dunstable Middle School. She enjoys working with students of all ages with a focus on conceptual understanding of mathematics through critical thinking and application as well as best practices for integrating technology.

Adrienne Gear

Adrienne received her degrees from the University of British Columbia and spent three years teaching English in Japan. She was a classroom teacher for sixteen years and a teacher librarian for three years. She is currently a literacy mentor at Vancouver School Board and a workshop presenter.

Gayle Gentry

Gayle works as a curricular support (K-5) Teacher mornings at Scottish Corners school in Dublin, Ohio, and in the afternoons she is the literacy teacher for a primary multiage class (grades 1-2). 

Mary Ellen Giacobbe

Mary Ellen, right, with Martha

Marni Gillard

Marni didn't plan to become a teacher, but maybe there was no way she could resist it. Her mom was a first-grade teacher and her dad was a physical education teacher and coach. In the early 1900s, her paternal grandmother had her own one-room school. "I guess I have teaching in my genes. . . Once I student-taught, it seemed like the way to go.

Tim Gillespie

Tim Gillespie is a 37-year public school teaching veteran. A winner of a National High School English Teacher of Excellence Award from NCTE, he has written regularly about his classroom experiences over the years.

Sally Godinho

Sally Godinho (PhD.Melb) is a senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at Melbourne University.

Kyle Gonzalez

Kyle Gonzalez teaches at Lakeview (FL) Middle School where she began her career working with struggling readers. She studied with Janet Allen at the University of Central Florida, where she earned her M.Ed. in English Education. In 1996 she was cited as the Lakeview Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Anne Goudvis

Anne Goudvis has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and adjunct professor of reading and social studies.

Jim Grant

Jim Grant is an internationally renowned educator, author, and keynote speaker, and is regarded by fellow educators as one of America`s most passionate advocates for children. A teaching principal for almost twenty years, he founded Staff Development for Educators (SDE, Inc.), with the goal of creating classrooms where all students can succeed.

Tim Grant

Tim Grant is a former high school teacher and along with Gail Littlejohn is the editor of Green Teacher magazine.  Published in Toronto since 1991, Green Teacher is an award-winning non-profit quarterly offerring practical ideas for K-12 educators and parents who seek to foster environmental literacy and global awareness in young people.

Judy Green

Judy Green is an author, editor, and workshop leader.  For 15 years, she was the editor of a national annual guide to the best Canadian children's books.  Judy also worked as Coordinator of Canadian Children's Book Week, an editor at Scholastic Canada, and an elementary school teacher.  Her previous

Amy H. Greene

Amy Greene has been an educator for almost twenty years. She has been a classroom teacher, Title I reading teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, staff developer, course instructor, and literacy consultant.

Sylvia Gunnery

Sylvia Gunnery is a recipient of a Prime Minister's Teaching Award for her innovative work with junior and senior high English language arts students.  Sylvia is the author of many novels for teens as well as books for youngerr children.  Much of the inspiration for her own writing and for her student workshops grew from her experience at The Ba

Mary Lee Hahn

Mary Lee has been teaching fourth or fifth graders for more than twenty years. The best of all of those years were the times when she was able to spend two years with the same class in a loop of fourth and fifth grades.

Elizabeth Hale

Elizabeth Hale worked in the Boston Public Schools for nine years as a third and fourth teacher and as a literacy coach in K-8 schools. She currently consults with schools and districts on writing and reading instruction and is also pursuing her doctorate degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper loves her role as a classroom teacher.  She has spent her teaching career in Ontario's public system, abroad, and in private schools, covering every grade at the primary and junior levels.  She is currently surrounded by boys, teaching at Upper Canada College and chasing after her tw

Ian Harris

Ian Harris is Professor of Buddhist Studies in the Division of Religion and Philosophy.

Linda Hart-Hewins

Children's books are an important part of the professional life of Linda Hart-Hewins. She has worked with young children in the Toronto school system for the past thirty years as a language arts consultant, teacher, and principal.

Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey has spent the past thirty years teaching and learning about reading and writing. She received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her M.A. from the University of Colorado.

Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard is a nationally and internationally known leader in the field of teaching writing. She was one of the first staff developers at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in New York, and for the past twenty-five years has visited schools and spoken at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia.

Emily Hearn

Emily Hearn writes picture books, poetry and music, radio and TV scripts.

Paul Heller

Paul retired from teaching in 2004, and he is now an accomplished and active playwright, director, and dramaturge.

From 1984 until 2004 he taught at a public high school in a small town in the Bay Area near San Francisco, Benicia High School. He taught English, drama, speech, and filmmaking.

Eunice Hendrix-Martin

Eunice Hendrix-Martin is a teacher at Carrillo Elementary School in Carlsbad, California. She has been teaching for thirty-one years.

Linda Hewins

Linda Hewins has more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, curriculum leader, and administrator.  Linda's books, workshops, and seminars for teachers and parents stress the importance of balanced literacy programs that include good literature, direct teacher instruction, and student choice.  A strong advocate for the development of programs

Joanne Hindley

Joanne Hindley, one of the founding members of the Manhattan New School, spends her long school days teaching children and teaching teachers.

Allison Hintz

Allison Hintz is an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Betty Hollas

Betty Hollas knows what works in today's classrooms because she's been there. A former Teacher of the Year, she has more than 25 years of experience as a teacher and principal.

Heather Hollis

Heather Hollis is an educator who believes every classroom should be a place where laughter and joy are commonplace. A teacher with more than 20 years experience, Heather earned her bachelor degrees at the University of New Brunswick and a master’s degree in Literacy from Mount Saint Vincent University.

Caren Holtzman

Caren Holtzman began her teaching career with Oceanside Unified School District. She was a classroom teacher (grades 2-6) for ten years. She subsequently began her work as a faculty member at the University of California San Diego's Education Studies Program (EDS).

Wendy Hood

Wendy J. Hood is a bilingual primary teacher from Tucson, Arizona. She has been very active in her local whole language support group and worked on curriculum development within her district where she strives to establish a democratic learning community with her young students.

Martha Horn

Martha, left, with Mary Ellen

Janette Hughes

Janette Hughes is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at University of Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) Faculty of Education. Her research in the field of digital literacies has been featured in numerous education journals and recognized nationally and internationally.

Margaret Hughes

Margaret Hughes (Ph.D. University of Toronto) is on the faculty of education at York University, Toronto. Her research and writing has been in process, instruction, and authentic assessment in reading and writing with a special interest in children who have difficulty in becoming literate.

Cathy Humphreys

Cathy Humphreys is currently a doctoral student at Stanford University, where she studies mathematics teaching and learning.

Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer Jacobson, a former primary school teacher, is the author of fourteen children's books, including the award-winning Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle, and is also a frequent presenter at library, reading, and writing conferences.

James Percoco

James A. Percoco is a nationally recognized history educator with over 33 years of classroom experience. He is a member of the Education Committee of the National Parks Service Advisory Board and the National Park Service Centennial Advisory Board. In 2011 he was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

Mary Johnson

Mary K. Johnson, a veteran secondary and university educator, has taught English and ESL courses in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Papua New Guinea. She now lives, writes, and teaches on Guam.

Pat Johnson

Pat was born and raised in Rutherford, NJ and received her undergraduate degree in education from Douglass College, a part of Rutgers University.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is an influential teacher, writer and artist, whose work has had a profound impact on the teaching of writing in primary schools. His many works on the book arts and his well-known workshops have led to book-making becoming an accepted part of school practice. He is the author of Making Books and the series Copy & Cut.

Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston grew up and taught elementary school in New Zealand before coming to the United States to earn his Ph.D. at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois. At the time his plans did not include staying in the United States let alone getting married and raising a family.

Tammy Jones

Tammy's been a Title I reading specialist, reading recovery teacher, and teacher leader for fifteen years. She earned her degrees from the University of Central Arkansas and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is currently the vice president of curriculum and instruction for Benchmark Education Company.

Sara Kajder

Sara Kajder is a professor of English Education at Virginia Tech. A former middle and high school English teacher, she received the first National Technology Leadership Fellowship in English/Language Arts.

Gloria Kauffman

Born in Zambia, Africa, Gloria received her bachelor's degree in generation education and master's degree and Ph.D in language, reading and culture.

Elham Kazemi

Elham Kazemi is a professor and associate dean of professional learning at the University of Washington Seattle, where her focus is elementary mathematics education and school-based professional development. In 2012, Elham was nominated for the university's faculty award for Distinguished Contribution to Lifelong Learning.

Katie Keier

Katie Keier has been a classroom teacher and literacy specialist in grades K-8 for twenty-four years. She is currently a kindergarten teacher in an urban, Title I school. A National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy, Katie has a Reading Specialist certificate and a master’s degree in Literacy Studies.

Susan Kempton

Susan Kempton has spent the past thirty years teaching in the Denver Public Schools, most recently at Harrington Elementary School. For the past nineteen years, Susan has served as a lab classroom teacher and staff developer for the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition.

Juli Kendall

Juli Kendall taught kindergarten through eighth grade and was a Literacy Specialist. She held degrees in Multicultural Education and was a certified Reading Recovery Teacher in English and in Spanish. Juli also wrote a Reading/Writing Journal for MiddleWeb.

Outey Khuon

Outey Khuon began teaching in Cambodia in 1969. Since 1992, she has taught elementary students in Long Beach, CA, where she is currently a Literacy Specialist. She has presented at many state and national conferences and workshops and is a lecturer in the Linguistics Department at California State University, Long Beach.

Judith King

Judith spent thirty years teaching in classrooms working with students with special needs and as a consultant in a school district. She is currently working in the Okanagan Skaha district, helping teachers with social responsibility and school completion.

Lisa Koch

Lisa Koch has been teaching in Ohio since 1990.  She has worked with parents, teachers and literacy coaches helping them to choose meaningful and entertaining books for their classroom libraries.  Lisa has also worked with new moms teaching the importance of early literacy.

Carol Koechlin

Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan are award-winning authors and educators who have dedicated their careers to helping students become better readers, writers and researchers. They are popular conference presenters and staff development instructors.

Maren Koepf

Maren Koepf teaches and learns alongside the students and faculty of Moreland Hills Elementary Schools in Ohio.

Roxann Kriete

Roxann Kriete currently directs the publishing efforts of Northeast Foundation for Children where she has worked for the past fifteen years. She has taught in classrooms from grades five through high school.

Paul Kropp

Paul had a different career in mind before he became a teacher. "I started out to become a poet, but found the demand for metaphysical poets in the 20th century to be very limited. Teaching was as close as I could come."

Stephen Kucer

Stephen B. Kucer is an Associate Professor at Fordham University-Lincoln Center.

Kyla Hadden

Kyla Hadden has taught in North-Okanagan Shuswap in beautiful British Columbia for more than fifteen years. She began her career at the elementary level and moved on to the secondary level a dozen years ago.

Julie Laird

Julie Laird is a first-grade elementary school teacher in the Tucson Unified School District.  Along with co-authors Kathy G. Short, Jean Schroeder, Gloria Kauffman, Margaret J.

Jo-Ann Lake

Jo-Ann grew up in London, Ontario, and attended London Teachers College. She received her bachelor's degree from York University and her master's degree from Niagara University. She also holds an International Special Education Diploma.

Clare Landrigan

Clare Landrigan has been working with her coauthor Tammy Mulligan for the past eighteen years. They began their work together coteaching an integrated first- and second-grade classroom at the Eliot Pearson Children's School in Medford, Massachusetts.

Greg Lang

Greg Lang is a consultant in professional development and curriculum with the Catholic Education Office in Brisbane, Australia, and the author of many articles on teacher development and learning. His interests include cooperative learning, thinking skills, and learning styles.

Kristi Latimer

Kristi Latimer is in her eighth year of teaching at Tigard High School in Oregon, where she teaches international baccalaureate senior English and freshman English. She is also an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College.

Heather Lattimer

Like many others, Heather became a teacher in hopes of changing the world. "Okay, I never really expected to change the whole world, but wanted to work to increase equity and social justice in my little corner of it. Still working toward that goal. It remains frustratingly elusive, but is nevertheless a worthy objective."

Steven Layne

Dr. Steven L. Layne serves as Professor of Literacy Education at Judson University in Elgin, IL, where he teaches courses in children's literature and directs the university's Master of Education in Literacy program.

Pete Leki

Pete Leki is coordinator of the Parent Project at the Center for City Schools, National-Louis University, in Chicago.

Teri Lesesne

There was never any doubt in Teri Lesesne's mind that she would one day become a teacher. "It is the only thing I ever considered becoming," she says. She loves to see kids' faces light up as they learn. "Kids of all ages are so responsive, so engaged in what they are doing, and it is wonderful to see the wheels turning."

Bruce Lesh

Bruce Lesh has been a teacher and department chair for eighteen years at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Maryland. A past president of the Maryland Council for the Social Studies and current vice-chair of the National Council for History Education, Bruce teaches American history and advanced placement U.S. politics and government.

Gail Littlejohn

Gail Littlejohn is a former high school teacher and along with Tim Grant is the editor of Green Teacher magazine.  Published in Toronto since 1991, Green Teacher is an award-winning non-profit quarterly offerring practical ideas for K-12 educators and parents who seek to foster environmental literacy and global awareness in young people.

Peter Lourie

Peter's adventure books come directly from his travel journals. In order to write a book about a place - its history, geography, people and culture - he likes to experience it for himself. As a child, he loved collecting rocks and wandering the countryside of Connecticut.

Bill Lucas

Since September 2008, Bill has been Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. He is also Chairman of The UK’s Talent Foundation and Chairman of TLO Ltd.

Kathleen Gould Lundy

Kathleen Gould Lundy has been involved in teaching and the arts for more than 30 years. A popular speaker and education leader, Kathy has worked on the development of curriculum documents and instructional videos on many aspects of literacy and learning.

Katherine Luongo-Orlando

For the past eight years, Katherine has worked as a program consultant and author of curriculum and assessment materials for school boards and publishers.

Jayne Bamford Lynch

Jayne Bamford Lynch is a district math instructional coach in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she spends most of her days in elementary classrooms supporting coaches, teachers, and students.

Anna Lyon

Anna Lyon has taught first grade, served as a Reading Recovery teacher and as a Reading Specialist for grades K-5. It was her work with young soldiers who struggled to read and write that fueled an interest in the teaching of literacy skills in authentic context. Dr.

Jock Mackenzie

Jock became a teacher for a number of reasons: "to try to emulate the great teachers I had had, to do better than those who were not so great, and because I enjoy working with people."

Dan Madigan

Dan Madigan was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, in 1949. His doctorate is from the University of Michigan. Dan founded and, until recently, was director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at Bowling Green State University.

Joanna Marasco

Joanna Marasco is a researcher and teacher educator. For the past ten years, she has continuously engaged in research on literacy and social justice.

Toni L. Marasco

A dedicated educator for forty years, Toni L. Marasco has been a classroom teacher, special education teacher, language arts consultant, supervisor, and school principal. Toni has written and edited many articles, books, and publications on a wide range of education issues.

Jodi Marshall

Jodi Crum Marshall is a National Board Certified Teacher (Early Adolescence/English Language Arts) who began her teaching career twelve years ago, piloting a literacy-project classroom in Orange County, Florida.

Missy Matthews

Missy Matthews received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Utah and her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Amanda S. Mayeaux

Amanda Mayeaux is a teacher to the core. "When I interact with students and see their excitement about learning, I can't imagine doing anything else," she says.

Deborah McCallum

Deborah McCallum is a creative and caring educator with more than 15 years of experience as a teacher and teacher-librarian. Passionate about innovation, inquiry, and the importance of libraries, she is an AQ instructor, conference presenter, and writer.

Jennifer McDonough

Jen McDonough is a first-grade teacher and literacy coach at the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida. She has taught first grade and kindergarten for ten years and has been a part of literacy training for teachers for more than three years.

Mary McMackin

Mary C. McMackin is an associate professor and program director for the Graduate Elementary Education programs at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she also teaches literacy courses. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and continues to work closely with teachers and children.

Shirley McPhillips

A classroom teacher for many years, Shirley McPhillips has also worked as a literacy staff developer, writing consultant, educational writer and poet. For several years she was affiliated with The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg

Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg is an experienced educational consultant who collaborates with both teachers and young writers. As a middle school teacher for nearly two decades, she has helped hundreds of students achieve their dream of becoming published authors. She enjoys speaking at conferences and providing workshops for teachers, writing groups and classrooms.

Glennon Doyle Melton

The daughter of lifelong educators, Glennon learned the value of a life dedicated to children from her parents. After graduating from James Madison University, Glennon spent six years learning the art of teaching from the gifted staff and students at Annandale Terrace Elementary in Fairfax County, Va.

Cathy Mere

Cathy Mere is currently teaching first grade in Hilliard City Schools, Hilliard, Ohio. She has taught kindergarten through sixth grade, most recently teaching and learning alongside students and colleagues at J.W. Reason Elementary as a literacy specialist and kindergarten teacher.

Kate Messner

Kate Messner grew up in Medina, a small town in western New York. She received her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and spent seven years as a television news producer and on-air reporter before returning to her family's passion of teaching.

Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn is the director of Mathematics Leadership Programs at Mount Holyoke College and runs the Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching program. Prior to this work he taught second grade at the William E. Norris Elementary School in Southampton, MA for 14 years. He is the 2008 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, a recipient of a 2009 National Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence, and a 2010 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.

Megan Milani

Megan Milani has been passionate about student success since she began her teaching career more than a dozen years ago.  A Reading Specialist and a former Reading Recovery teacher, Megan is currently an elementary school principal.  Her work with students, teachers, and schools is based on proven methods for improving student achievement.  Commi

Debbie Miller

Debbie Miller taught and learned from children in The Denver Public Schools for thirty years.

Lisa C. Miller

Lisa Miller is an associate professor of journalism at the University of New Hampshire and has worked on digital stories with elementary school teachers and students.

Cathy Miyata

Cathy Miyata is dedicated to empowering teachers to use the arts to enrich and transform the classroom experience. Formerly an actress, then teacher and teacher-librarian, Cathy has been running her own consulting/performing business, called Creative Expressions, since 1987.

Steve Moline

Steve Moline is a writer, illustrator, and book designer who writes for children under the name of David Drew. He is an honors graduate in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia, and was for ten years the education publisher at Methuen Australia.

Joanne Monroe

Joanne Monroe is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Clinton Township School District in Annandale, New Jersey. She previously worked as a language arts and social studies supervisor, served as an instructional specialist for the New Jersey Department of Education, and taught primary grades and high school English.

Leslie Montgomery

Leslie Montgomery is an intermediate-grades teacher at Gavin H. Cochran Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bill Moore

Bill Moore is a teacher, actor, writer, director, and poet who has worked with students, teachers and audiences throughout North America and England. His plays, poems, articles and stories have been published extensively and he has appeared frequently on stage, screen, and radio.

Paula Moore

Paula Moore has been a primary grade teacher, literacy specialist, middle school teacher, and administrator in public schools for twenty years.

Bruce Morgan

Bruce Morgan has been a classroom teacher in Douglas County (Colorado) Schools for 25 years, in various grade levels and roles: grades 3-6 teacher, gifted cluster classroom, literacy immersion classroom for 6 years, and district reading specialist for two years.

Norah Morgan

Norah Morgan was an adjunct professor at Brock University. She passed away Nov. 11, 2004.

Lesley Mandel Morrow

Lesley Mandel Morrow is a Professor of Literacy at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education where she is Chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching. She began her career as a classroom teacher, then became a reading specialist and later received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York City.

Joan Moser

Joan and her sister Gail (Boushey) grew up in a small town and farming community with four other siblings.

Christine Moynihan

Christine Moynihan has been a classroom teacher in K-6 classrooms, a mathematics curriculum specialist, and an elementary school principal in Newton, Massachusetts. She is currently a consultant who works with schools and districts to assist them in improving their quality of education.

Tammy Mulligan

After finding a career on Wall Street unfulfilling, Tammy Mulligan volunteered as a reading tutor for elementary students. "After just a few sessions I knew I had found my passion," she says. "I began taking graduate courses at Teachers College at night while I worked at the bank during the day.

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson is K-8 Mathematics Coordinator and Grade 8 Mathematics Teacher at Milton Academy. Nancy is an experienced classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and professional developer. Her other publications include Classroom Discussions in Math and Good Questions for Math Teaching, Grades 5-8. Nancy earned her doctoral degree in mathematics education from Boston University 2012.

Diana Neebe

Diana Neebe(@dneebe) teaches high school English with 1:1 tablets at an independent school in California's Silicon Valley. She was named the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator in 2014 and is a Google Certified Teacher. She is currently working on a doctoral degree in education.

Donna Niday

After twenty years of teaching in public schools,
Donna Niday now serves as an associate professor of English at Iowa State University where she directs the first-year writing program, supervises student teachers, and teaches young adult literature and methods courses.

Susan O'Hara

Susan O'Hara is executive director of the Center for Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools (CRESS) at the University of California, Davis.

Susan Ohanian

Susan's specialty is kids who hate school. She runs a website offering resistance to high-stakes testing and No Child Left Behind and she also runs an anti-DIBELS clearinghouse.

Jill Ostrow

Jill Ostrow taught elementary school for nearly 20 years. She now teaches at the college level and collaborates with teachers in their classrooms.

Mark Overmeyer

Mark is a native of Colorado, and received his education at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado College, and University of Colorado at Denver. He has over 30 years of teaching experience, most of it in Cherry Creek Schools in Denver, Colorado.

Brenda Overturf

Brenda J. Overturf began her career as a classroom teacher, working for eighteen years at the elementary and middle school levels, before she coordinated K-12 reading for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. She also served as chair of the M.Ed.

Nick Page

Nick, the author of Music as a Way of Knowing, travels the Americas and Europe to teach graduate level classes and workshops on his book.

Erik Palmer

Erik Palmer is an educational consultant based in Denver, Colorado. He didn't start out as an educational consultant, however. Erik left law school and entered the commodity brokerage business. He managed a retail brokerage firm, ultimately incorporated a trading company, and took it public.

Sue Palmer

A former primary teacher and principal, Sue Palmer has written more than two hundred books on all aspects of literacy. She writes regularly in newspapers and magazines, provides in-service courses in schools, universities, and is a consultant with UK publishers, educators, and the BBC.

Joanne Panas

In addition to collaborative work in developing English language arts currciulum for British Columbia, Joanne Panas has taught English in grades 8-12 and consulted with numerous school districts.

Tess Pardini

Tess Pardini, a National Board Certified Teacher, has over twenty years of experience working with English language learners.

Diane Parker

Diane Parker has been an elementary school teacher in Connecticut and Hawai'i and is presently a faculty member of the University of Hawai'i College of Education, working with preservice teachers and their mentors during their classroom field experiences.

Emelie Parker

Teaching came naturally to Emelie. "After having three daughters and foster children; having a child care center in my home; and being a Brownie leader, teaching Sunday School, and volunteering in classrooms, I found I was naturally teaching all the time and loved it!

Ruth Parker

Ruth Parker is a former classroom teacher and has spent over 20 years leading professional development for math teachers in grades K-12. She is currently the CEO of the Mathematics Education Collaborative, preparing the next generation of mathematics teacher leaders for Washington state.

Brenda Parkes

As a staff developer and the author of many shared reading books, including Who's in the Shed?, The Enormous Watermelon, and The Royal Dinner, Brenda Parkes is uniquely placed to write this book.

Michelann Parr

Michelann Parr began her teaching career in elementary classrooms. She has extensive training in early literacy intervention and is passionate about working with students who struggle to read and write.

Les Parsons

Les Parsons taught a variety of subjects, including English and language arts, for more than thirty years. As an English consultant, workshop leader, and university lecturer, he has worked with classroom teachers at all grade levels.

Kathy Paterson

Kathy Paterson is a teacher and drama specialist with more than 25 years of classroom experience. A popular speaker and writer, she is involved in teacher training with several universities on issues around differentiation and effective teaching practices.

Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac was born in Casablanca in 1944. His childhood was spent in Africa, Asia, and Europe. He trained as a teacher and at present works at a Lycee in Paris. A prolific writer, his books include novels and children's stories.

Shelley Stagg Peterson

A former classroom teacher in Alberta, Shelley Stagg Peterson is an Associate Professor who teaches and conducts research on writing and children's literature at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  Previously an assistant professor with Ohio State University, Shelley is the author of Writing Across t

Jo Phenix

A native of Sheffield, England, Jo received her education at Goldsmith College, University of London, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She has twenty five years of experience teaching all grade levels both in England and in Canada.

JoAnn Portalupi

JoAnn Portalupi likes to introduce herself as a mother, teacher, writer, and artist. Each of these roles informs the work she does in the field of teaching writing.

Joe Potts

Joe Potts (Ph.D. University of Iowa) teaches in the English department at California State University at Long Beach.

Brenda Power

Brenda Power was born in Wayne, Michigan, the daughter of a teacher and engineer. She received her bachelor and master's degrees from Michigan State University, and her doctorate from the University of New Hampshire, where she worked with Donald Graves, Donald Murray, and Thomas Newkirk.

Robert Pritchard

Robert Pritchard is a professor of education at Sacramento State University. A frequent consultant for schools, districts, and departments of education, Robert brings extensive experience as a former ESL teacher and reading specialist to his work with teachers and administrators.

Marco Ramirez

Marco Ramirez is an award-winning educator who has successfully transformed schools using mathematics as leverage for change.

Julie D. Ramsay

When Julie Ramsay was in fifth grade, she was a struggling reader who did not receive the help she needed in the classroom.

Janine Reid

"Like other idealists of my generation, I became a teacher to make the world a better place," says Janine. "I love making a difference for kids. I love helping them recognize their strength and potential as learners. I love it when a class becomes a community of learners and inquirers.

Johanna Riddle

Johanna Riddle writes and teaches on the topic of integrated learning and multiple literacies, combining twenty five years of experience as a classroom teacher, art teacher, arts administrator, and media specialist.

Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts(@JenRoberts1) teaches English at a large public high school in San Diego, California. She has more than twenty years of classroom experience and has been teaching with 1:1 laptops since 2008. She also teaches preservice teachers and is an active member in the Google Certified Teacher community.

Pamela Roberts

Writer and artist Pamela Roberts lives in western Massachusetts. When her daughter was involved in a CSL project at school, Roberts became so intrigued that she decided to write a book about CSL.

Lori Jamison Rog

Lori Jamison Rog is a teacher, author, and literacy consultant. She is one of the few Canadians to have served on the Board of Directors of the International Literacy Association.

Joanne Rossi

Joanne Rossi teaches courses and supervises student teachers for the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California. In her work at the Foster City Reading Institute, she conducts seminars and consults for schools and districts in the state.

Kate Roth

Kate Roth has been a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, researcher, and literacy coach in the United States and China. Much of her work has focused on the interactive writing method and supporting teachers in their effort to implement it. Kate has also published twenty books for children on how to write as part of the Language Arts Explorer Junior series. She earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Columbia University, Teachers College and her Doctorate of Education in Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Jennifer Rowsell

Jennifer currently teachers undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education and conducts research studies in the area of new literacies, multimodality, family literacy, and multiliteracies.

Laurie Rubin

Laurie Rubin taught first and second grades in Ithaca, New York for twenty-three years where nature study became the heart of her curriculum. She currently consults and presents on a variety of education topics including literacy and critical thinking skills.

Katherine Davis Samway

Katharine Davies Samway teaches language arts and ESOL courses at San Jose State University. Her research takes her into K-8 classrooms where she works with teachers studying literacy development and cultural diversity.

Kirk Savage

A former elementary-and middle school principal, Kirk Savage is currently a Director of Instruction with the Chilliwack School District. Kirk is a four time world champion in Ultimate Frisbee, a sport that he also played professionally with the Vancouver Nighthawks. He resides in Chilliwack with his wife and two children.

Evelyn Sawicki

As a curriculum supervisor for the Calgary Catholic School Distritct, Evelyn Sawicki has collaborated with Graham Foster, Hyacinth Schaeffer and Victor Zelinski on many projects.  Creating sound research-based instruction that is practical and accessible to classroom teachers has been a common theme in their work.  Sawicki has extensive experien

Juliana Saxton

Juliana Saxton is an associate professor at the University of Victoria.

Marilyn Scala

Marilyn Scala is a literacy and inclusion consultant with thirty years of experience in general, special education, and inclusion classrooms.

Hyacinth Schaeffer

As a curriculum supervisor for the Calgary Catholic School District, Hyacinth Schaeffer has collaborated on many projects with fellow supervisors Graham Foster, Evelyn Sawicki, and Victor Zelinski.  Creating sound research-based instruction that is practical and accessible to classroom teachers has been a common theme in their work.  Schaeffer h

Beth Schipper

Beth Schipper teaches language arts courses and works with teachers in the credential program at California State University at Fullerton. She also teaches for the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Literacy Network and consults for schools and school districts in California.

Edgar Schmidt

Edgar Schmidt has worked as a classroom teacher for grades two through high school and as a school principal for regular and alternative stream programs. He is the author of teaching materials with topics ranging from science and spelling to choice and accountability in education.

Leyton Schnellert

Leyton is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia - Okanagan.

Virginia Schroder

Virginia C. Schroder,  a science and language arts teacher at Munsey Park School, has 21 years of experience in preschool through sixth-grade classrooms.

Jean Schroeder

Jean Schroeder taught and coached in elementary schools in Tucson Unified School District for over 40 years. She has served on and chaired the Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts committee. Jean is a founding board member and staff mentor/coach of the inquiry-based IDEA School in Tucson, AZ.

Betty Schultze

Betty can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a teacher. "I wanted to have a big red pen and mark papers when I was in third grade, and when I was a young adult I knew that working with children would make me happy -- and it has!

Joan Brodsky Schur

Joan was an indifferent and rather shy student until she reached the seventh grade, when the excitement of learning and participating in classroom debate took hold of her and never let go.

Dennis Searle

Dennis Searle (Ph.D. University of London) began his career teaching high school English in Manitoba, Canada, and most recently was on the faculty of education at York University. His research and writing has been in the role of talk in the classroom and in teaching writing.

Ruth Shagoury

Ruth Shagoury (formerly Ruth Shagoury Hubbard) can't imagine anything more fascinating than exploring the minds of children and adolescents as they grow as readers, writers, and language users.

Alex Shirran

Alex is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, and has taught for fifteen years in the Delta School District in British Columbia. He has taught both high school and elementary school classes, essay-writing courses for post secondary students, and ESL classes in Japan and Canada.

Mary C. Shorey

Mary Shorey teaches third grade at Pritchett School in Buffalo Grove, IL, where she taught grades 1-4 for twenty-four years.

Kathy Short

Kathy G. Short is Professor of Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona and has worked extensively with teachers to develop curricula that actively involve students as authors and inquirers. Much of her work has centered on inquiry-based curriculum and children's dialogue about literature.

Stacey Shubitz

Stacey Shubitz is an author, an independent literacy consultant, and an adjunct professor. A graduate of The Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College, she has experience teaching fourth and fifth grades. She is also the Chief of Operations and Lead Writer for Two Writing Teachers, a popular blog about the teaching of writing. Visit the blog at twowritingteachers.wordpress.com and follow Stacey on Twitter: @sshubitz

Jessica Shumway

Jessica Shumway has worked as a second-, third-, and fourth-grade classroom teacher and as a mathematics coach for teachers of grades pre-K-5 in Texas and Virginia. She is currently a doctoral student at Utah State University, and she also instructs preservice teachers and studies mathematics education.

Franki Sibberson

Franki currently teaches third graders in Dublin, Ohio She has worked in elementary schools for over 25 years as a classroom teacher, a Reading Support Teacher, a curriculum support teacher and a school librarian. She blogs regularly at A Year of Reading (readingyear.blogspot.com) and she is also a regular contributor to Choice Literacy.

Barbara Siegel

Barbara S. Siegel has taught in the Arlington, Massachusetts Public Schools for over 30 years. She integrates technology into all areas of her curriculum and continues to build on her technical background to help her students write more effectively.

Cecilia Silva

Cecilia graduated with a B.A. from Ohio State University, and an M.A. from California State University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in education.

Penny Silvers

Penny Silvers is an Associate Professor in teacher education
and literacy at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. A former elementary
teacher and reading specialist, she has written numerous articles and book

Yolanda Simmons

The authors of History Comes Home are all associated with the Center for City Schools, National-Louis University, in Chicago, where they conduct programs for reforming urban education.

Steven Zemelman serves as Center Director, and Pete Leki is coordinator of the Center's Parent Project.

Alistair Smith

Alistair Smith is a leading trainer in modern learning methods and his techniques are used with startling success by thousands of teachers and parents in the UK and abroad. He is the chairperson of Alite; a company he founded to work in the field of motivation, learning and training.

Margot Holmes Smith

Margot Holmes Smith is a reading and math intervention teacher for fourth and fifth grades at Atkinson Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to becoming an intervention teacher, she taught third and fourth grades at Atkinson.

Diane Snowball

Diane hails from Australia and travels a lot between her home and New York. In her long career, she's been a teacher of mathematics and science, teacher librarian, K-6 classroom teacher, assistant principal, and literacy consultant, among many other positions.

David T. Sobel

David T. Sobel is the director of Teacher Certification Programs in the education department and director of the Center for Place-Based Education at Antioch University New England in New Hampshire.

Carla Soffos

Carla is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and Literacy Coaching.

David Somoza

David grew up in southern New Mexico with his brother Mike and his sister Lisa. David's dad is a writer and his mom is a painter, and they still live in southern New Mexico. Growing up David spent much time hiking and camping with his family throughout New Mexico.

Marsha Spears

Marsha Spears has spent over ten years as a highly sought after teacher trainer and popular presenter across the country. Her 30 plus year career as a classroom teacher and administrator includes classroom experience at the primary, intermediate and upper grade levels.

Lee Ann Spillane

A National Board Certified Teacher, Lee Ann Spillane teaches English at Cypress Creek High School in Florida. "I love the everyday epiphanies of the classroom," Lee Ann says about her teaching life.

Tony Stead

Tony Stead became a teacher because he wanted to make a difference in children's lives. And he is certainly doing that through his publications, teaching, and work with teachers all over the world.

Stephanie Steffey

Stephanie Steffey taught in the primary grades for a number of years and is also a university instructor in teacher education. She works towards being a whole language teacher in both settings and is particularly interested in the teaching of social studies.

Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart is an award-winning author of more than 150 science-themed nonfiction books for children. She also maintains the blog Celebrate Science (celebratescience.blogspot.com) and offers school visits and teacher inservice programs that focus on nonfiction writing, using children’s books to address curriculum standards, and creative ways to integrate science and language arts instruction. Her website is www.melissa-stewart.com.

Dorothy Strickland

"As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to read. But, I must confess that it was a librarian, not a teacher or even my parents who was most influential in encouraging my love of books. Her name was Mrs. Luex and she worked in the storefront library branch located in our section of town. Mrs.

Donna Styles

Donna Styles has been a teacher for more than 30 years, from grades K-7, in regular and multi-aged settings, as well as in English and French Immersion. She has presented workshops on criteria-referenced assessment, thinking skills, cooperative learning, gifted education, reading and writing workshops, learning journals, and class meetings.

Lynn Susholtz

Lynn Susholtz has been involved in art and
education for the last twenty-five years. She has developed curricula for and
taught in private and public schools, community centers, and social service

Margaret Swain

Margaret's mother warned her that teaching "would be too boring. But with a B.A. in theater and the desperate teacher shortage of the early 1970s, what else could I do?" she says. "So I got into it and made sure no day was ever boring."

Larry Swartz

Larry, a native of Toronto, holds degrees from York University and the University of Toronto, where he earned his master and doctor of education degrees.

Karen Szymusiak

Karen Szymusiak recently retired as a principal in the Dublin City Schools. As principal, she had the unique opportunity to open a new elementary school in her district. Throughout her career she has also been an elementary teacher and a coordinator of curriculum and intstruction assisting teachers in developing thoughtful and purposeful learning experiences for children. She blogs at Talkworthy (talkworthy.blogspot.com).

Judith Tannenbaum

Judith Tannenbaum is a writer and teacher whose work has focused on community arts and issues of cultural democracy. She currently serves as training coordinator for San Francisco's WritersCorps program.

Alfred Tatum

Alfred W. Tatum has recently taken a position at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Previously he was an assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University.

Denny Taylor

Denny Taylor is an ethnographer and writer who has spent more than twenty years working with families, communities, and schools. Her awards include the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Language Association of America, the Elva Knight Award from the International Reading Association, and the Richard A.

Terry Thompson

Terry likes to help people. That's why he became a teacher, a literacy coach, and a psychotherapist. "I'm a helper. It's what I do, and it's the core of my personality. It makes sense, then, that I would gravitate toward a career that would allow me to help others.

Mark Thurman

Mark Thurman is best known as a children's author/illustrator.  He has written and illustrated 16 books and designed and illustrated more than 25 books for other authors.  As an author/illustrator, Mark has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas with children and teacherrs in hundreds of schools.  As a gallery artist his primar

Cris Tovani

Cris Tovani taught first grade to seniors for 31 years. Her entire career has been spent trying to figure out the “knowing-doing” gap. Researchers tell teachers what they should be doing but actually doing it with 125+ students is a whole new ball game.

Tracy Johnston Zager

Tracy has worked in many schools over the course of her career, first as a fourth-grade teacher, then as a supervisor of pre-service teachers and their in-service mentors, and currently as a math coach. Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had grew out of Tracy’s work in classrooms, where she's most in her element, learning together with teachers and students over time.

Pat Trottier

Pat Trottier, M.Ed., has been actively involved in education in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for more than thirty years. Pat has worked with students in the early, middle, and senior years as a teacher, resource specialist, and administrator.

Robin Turner

Robin was inspired to become a teacher by his eleventh-grade English teacher. "He was genuine, caring, and had a great sense of humor. He was the most real teacher I've ever encountered," Robin recalls. "When I was a senior, he allowed me to be his T.A.

Lee Ann Tysseling

Lee Ann Tysseling has been a teacher and professor of English language arts and literacy for thirty-eight years. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin -- Madison and the University of Iowa. The majority of her teaching positions have been in middle and high school.

Dirk Verhulst

Formerly an instructor at the Trent University School of Education and Professional Learning, Dirk is now retired. He spent more than 30 years in education as an English teacher, department head, and consultant. Dirk is also the co-author of several textbooks on various aspects of literacy.

Una Villiers

As a children's advocate, Una Villiers has taught at the elementary and university levels, and as a curriculum consultant, school administrator, and coordinator of Kindergarden and Primary Education for the City of Toronto.  The author of several books and teacher resources, she has worked on creating and implementing some ground-breaking curric

Jim Vopat

Jim's been teaching teachers in unusual settings for thirty years. As founding director of the Milwaukee Writing Project, he works directly with teachers and schools. Through the Parent Project, he directs parent-teacher leadership projects in Milwaukee and Chicago.

Catherine Walker

Catherine was born in Nova Scotia and has a bachelor's degree in special education from Acadia University and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Oregon.

Kassia Omohundro Wedekind

Kassia Omohundro Wedekind is a math coach at Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences right outside of Washington, D.C. "I am someone who likes a lot of change in my teaching life," admits Kassia. The road to Bailey's took her to central Virginia where she taught English for Migrant Education in migrant camps.

Jan Wells

Jan retired in 2004, after teaching for twelve years in the UK, six years in Ontario, and fourteen years in British Columbia. When she is not tending her garden or running her bed & breakfast, she conducts workshops and devotes her time to writing.

Lucy West

Lucy West has worked in education for more than thirty years, starting as a second-grade teacher in New York City, then serving as the director of mathematics for District 2, the deputy superintendent of Region 9, and assistant principal of PS 234.

Suzanne Whaley

Suzanne Whaley has more than ten years' experience in the classroom teaching English language learners.

Gail Whang

Gail Whang, a third-generation Korean American, has extensive teaching experience in multilingual and multiethnic elementary schools. She is a teacher-researcher who is currently the conflict-resolution program facilitator for the Oakland Unified School District.

Kathryn Whitmore

Kathryn F. Whitmore (Ph.D. University of Arizona) and her coauthor, Caryl G. Crowell (M.Ed. University of Arizona) have many characteristics in common. They are both working mothers and whole language teacher-researchers who work to challenge the status quo in educational institutions.

Maryann Wickett

"I became a teacher because children fascinate me. To have the privilege and challenge of working with children as a career is the best," says Maryann.

Monique D. Wild

Monique Wild, a seventeen-year veteran of teaching, is a National Board Certified Teacher and is currently a master teacher in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, where she coordinates professional development for teachers at Donaldsonville High School.

Jeni Wilson

Jeni Wilson lectures at the University of Melbourne's Institute of Education in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. She has a special interest in children's thinking and in assessment.

Jake Wizner

Jake Wizner teaches eighth grade English and social studies at the Salk School of Science in New York City. He is the author of the young adult novels Spanking Shakespeare (Random House, 2007) and Castration Celebration (Random House, 2009) and has spent the past two decades developing and inspiring young writers.

Steven Wolk

As a kid growing up in suburban Chicago, Steven Wolk loved the Cubs and hated to read. When he graduated from high school, he could count all of the novels he had read on one finger. Really, one finger.

Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.

Bob Wortman

"I have always wanted to teach. Originally I was going to teach high school social studies, but was talked into elementary education by a friend. Then I was going to teach fifth or sixth grade, but a professor talked me into doing teaching with a fantastic second-grade teacher. It was great."

Kim Yaris

Kim Yaris and Jan Burkins are the writers and thinkers behind Burkins and Yaris -- Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy, where their blog and their instructional resources have drawn a national audience and made them thought leaders in the field of literacy instruction.

Jennifer Donohue Zakkai

Jennifer Donohue Zakkai has served as an artist educator for the Galef Institute, conducting professional development dance workshops for teachers across the country and working as a field coach.

Victor Zelinski

As a curriculum supervisor for the Calgary Catholic School District, Victor Zelinski has collaborated on many projects with co-authors Graham Foster, Evelyn Sawicki, and Hyacinth Schaeffer.  Creating sound research-based instruction that is practical and accessible to classroom teachers has been a common theme in their work.  Zelinski has extens

Steven Zemelman

The authors of History Comes Home are all associated with the Center for City Schools, National-Louis University, in Chicago, where they conduct programs for reforming urban education.

Steven Zemelman serves as Center Director, and Pete Leki is coordinator of the Center's Parent Project.

Cheryl Zimmerman

Cheryl began her teaching career at the age of seven in the basement of her childhood home. "I did a fantastic job of educating the baby dolls seated quietly on the couch. I've always loved kids and that love of kids propelled me into a teaching career," she says.

Sandi Zwaan

Sandi can't remember why she became a teacher, but she thinks it was "just what I was born to do. I love the excitement of realizing a student actually 'got it' and learned a new skill that will make a difference for him in life as well as in school."

Jeff Zwiers

Jeff Zwiers teaches in the Stanford Teaching Education Program and works for Stanford's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching.

He received his Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco and has taught English, Spanish, science, and history in high school, middle school, and elementary school.