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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