Author Biographies

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.

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Trevor A. Bryan

Trevor Bryan has two core beliefs about the arts. The first is that the arts foster joy and connection, especially when times or topics are tough. And the second is that the arts help us to make meaning of our human experience. These beliefs, along with numerous, meaningful arts experiences as a student, established Bryan’s North Star as he entered into teaching 20 years ago: to show how the arts could positively and meaningfully impact every students’ academic career. For the first 10 years of his teaching career, Bryan struggled to transform his beliefs into meaningful educational practices and to clearly demonstrate the relationship between the arts and academics. Then, he had a breakthrough. Bryan started to explore the relationship between viewing artwork and reading comprehension skills. This is when his beliefs and practice finally began to converge.

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Mary Anne Buckley

Mary Anne Buckley has over twenty-five years of experience in early childhood education. She is also the youngest of six siblings from a loving and goofy family. “We shared intellectual, creative, and social highs and lows around the dining room table every night. It was the first Friendship Workshop.”

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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.

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Brad Buhrow

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

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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.

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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.

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Anne Burke

A practicing school teacher for ten 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.

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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."

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Jan Burkins

Jan Burkins, coauthor 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.

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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. I was frustrated that I had no voice about the curriculum in my classroom."

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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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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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