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Rayne Lacko

Rayne Lacko is a Young Adult author and an advocate for the arts as a form of social and emotional well-being.

A teen-writing mentor, she cohosts a youth creative workshop, an annual writing camp, and a teen arts showcase. Through her work, she inspires young people and their families to use creativity to stimulate positive change in their lives and communities.

Rayne lives near Seattle, Washington…

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Judy Lalli, M.S.

Judy Lalli is the coordinator of online learning for PLS 3rd Learning after having enjoyed a wonderful career as a classroom teacher in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and she has completed extensive postgraduate work as well. Judy is a visiting author to classrooms around the country, and she is a recipient of the Delaware Valley Read…

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Kim Lansdowne

Kimberly Lansdowne, Ph.D., is the founding executive director of the Herberger Young Scholars Academy, a secondary school for highly gifted students at Arizona State University (ASU).

She received her doctorate at ASU and has a lengthy career in teaching and administration at universities, colleges, public and private schools. At ASU, she develops and teaches undergraduate and graduate level educa…

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Chin-Wen Lee, Ph.D.

Chin-Wen “Jean” Lee, Ph.D., is the principal educational consultant of Beyond Inclusion Educational Services, where she reaches out to exceptional learners and their teachers and families beyond geographical and institutional boundaries. 

She currently lives in Taiwan.

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Korie Leigh, Ph.D.

With training as a child life specialist and grief counselor, Dr. Korie Leigh specializes in working with children and families experiencing grief and loss. As an associate professor and program director, she teaches graduate courses on child development, death, dying, and bereavement. Dr. Leigh obtained her Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology, where she wrote her dissertation on the lived experien…

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Barbara A. Lewis

Barbara A. Lewis is a national award-winning author and educator who teaches kids how to think and solve real problems. Her students at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, initiated the cleanup of hazardous waste, improved sidewalks, planted thousands of trees, and fought crime. They instigated and pushed through several state laws and an amendment to a national law, garnering ten …

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Marjorie Lisovskis

Marjorie Lisovskis has been writing and editing books for children, teachers, and parents for more than thirty years and has a special interest in creating books that help young children see themselves as confident, capable, and loved.

Along with the Happy Healthy Baby® series, she is the co-author (with Elizabeth Verdick) of How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger. Marjorie has two grown…

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