Author Biographies

Terry Anne Campbell

Dr. Terry Anne Campbell is a professor in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. A storyteller and elementary teacher before joining the department of teacher education at Nipissing, Terry’s work centers on the theory and practice of reading, writing, and talk.

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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.

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Mary Cappellini

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

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Mary Ann Cappiello

Mary Ann is a Professor of Language and Literacy in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Carolyn Helmers

Carolyn Helmers has been both a half day and full day kindergarten teacher and immersed in emergent literacy for more than 29 years at Maddux Elementary. She was trained in Reading Recovery from The Ohio State University and spent 11 years teaching kindergarten in the mornings and first graders one on one in the afternoons.

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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.

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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.

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Stephen Cary

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

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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.

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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.

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Beth Critchley Charlton

Beth was influenced by her father to become a teacher. She is a native of Toronto and has been a K–9 teacher, resource teacher, and Reading Recovery 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.

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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.

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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 2000 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.

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Christof Weber

Christof Weber is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. He taught mathematics for twenty-five years at a “Gymnasium” in Switzerland, a post-compulsory public high school preparing students for tertiary education.

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Susan Church

Susan received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, her MEd degree in secondary education from Boston University, an MA in special education from Acadia University, and her PhD from the University of South Australia.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Elizabeth Coffman

Liz Coffman, MEd, 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.

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Julie Coiro

Julie Coiro has taught for 30 years, first with PreK–8 students and now, as a professor of reading and digital literacy at the University of Rhode Island. Julie conducts research in online inquiry and works with educators to support their understanding of digital inquiry as part of comprehension strategy instruction.

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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.

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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).

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Richard Coles

Richard Coles is a former teacher at several middle schools in Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at OISE at the University of Toronto teaching courses in literacy and reading. Richard is also an educational researcher and consultant.

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Anne M. Collins

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

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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."

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Carolyn Coman

Carolyn Coman has been writing books for children and teaching writing for more than twenty years. Her books include What Jamie Saw, Many Stones, The Big House, and her latest, The Memory Bank, a graphic storybook created with artist Rob Shepperson.

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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.

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Chris Confer

Chris has a passion for both mathematics and teaching children.

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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.

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Sarah Cooper

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

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Matt Copeland

Matt Copeland is an Associate for Instructional Innovation and Support with MetaMetrics, Inc., an educational research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, and creator of the Lexile® Framework for Reading.

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Shawna Coppola

Shawna Coppola has taught in public schools for almost two decades. She currently works as a national literacy consultant and speaker and is a volunteer teacher of 11-17 year-olds at a self-directed learning community in Dover, NH. When she is not teaching, she can be found dabbling with watercolors, writing comics, or exploring the beauty of her natural surroundings alongside her family.

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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.

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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.

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Mary Cowhey

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

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Kathleen Marie Crawford

Kathleen Marie Crawford is a first-grade teacher in the Tucson Unified School District.  Learning Together Through Inquiry was developed by Kathleen and her coauthors from their collaboration on a chapter for If This Is Social Studies, Why Isn't It Boring? (Stenhouse 1995).

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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.

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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.

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Melody M. Croft

Melody Croft earned a Bachelor of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University. While teaching fourth graders in a small South Georgia town, she spent evenings and summers at this same university to obtain a Masters degree and a Specialist degree in Reading Education.

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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.

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Ruth Culham

Ruth Culham, EdD, has written more than forty professional resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection. Her 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. Her newest, Teach Writing Well, enhances teachers' understanding of writing education by delving into a two-part approach: read the writing and teach the writer.

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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.

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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.

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Katie Egan Cunningham

Katie Egan Cunningham is the author of Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Instruction for Student Happiness and Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning. She has twenty years of experience as an educator in many different roles including classroom teacher, literacy specialist, literacy consultant, and teacher educator. Katie is an Associate Professor at Manhattanville College in Literacy and English Education.

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Joan Dabrowski

Joan Dabrowski is the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in Wellesley, Massachusetts. 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 coauthored a report with The Education Trust entitled, "Checking In: Do Classroom Assignments Reflect Today’s Higher Standards?" that summarized an analysis of over 1,800 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.

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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.

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Harvey Daniels

Harvey "Smokey" Daniels received all of his degrees—BA, MA and PhD—from Northwestern University, which finally urged him to leave campus and get a real job.

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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.

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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.

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David Costello

Dr. David Costello is an author and professional learning facilitator who focuses on mathematics instruction and learning. David has supported teachers in many roles including as a numeracy interventionist, numeracy coach, numeracy leader, and curriculum consultant.

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David Costello

Dr. David Costello is an author and professional learning facilitator who focuses on mathematics instruction and learning. He has held many roles in education, such as numeracy interventionist, numeracy coach, numeracy leader, curriculum consultant, and school administrator for Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Erika Thulin Dawes

Erika is a Professor of Language and Literacy in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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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.

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Deborah Dean

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

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Deanna McLennan

Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Ph.D., is a full-day kindergarten teacher based in Ontario, Canada. She has devoted her research and practice to exploring the potential for rich mathematics learning through playful inquiry and exploration.

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Deanna McLennan

Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Ph.D., is a full-day kindergarten teacher based in Ontario, Canada. She has devoted her research and practice to exploring the potential for rich mathematics learning through playful inquiry and exploration. Deanna looks at life through a mathematical lens, and recognizes opportunities for authentic, complex engagement in all experiences children have.

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