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Lisa Walsh

Lisa L. Walsh is a school social worker with more than twenty years of experience in counseling students from preschool to high school.

She is the author of a young adult novel about a family affected by addiction and has done local TV and radio interviews as well as readings and other events. Her students inspired Violet the Snowgirl—it was a real-life discussion of loss in a classroom of e…

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Louise B. Weldon

Louise B. Weldon has worked on behalf of kids as a workshop presenter, teacher trainer, and volunteer.

Louise and Anne D. Mather are also the authors of the character-building books The Cat at the Door and The Cats in the Classroom.

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Krista Weltner

Krista Weltner is an author, illustrator, filmmaker, and puppet fabricator. The Everyday Adventures of Molly & Dyslexia series marks her publishing debut. In addition to her literary pursuits, she works in the stop-motion film industry. Her work can be seen in Netflix Animation's Wendell and Wild and in Laika Studios' Wildwood. Her short film, Partially Compensated, which is also inspired by …

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Ezra Werb, M.Ed.

Ezra Werb, M.Ed., formerly a behavior interventionist and resource specialist teacher and currently an educational therapist, has been working with students with attention deficits, learning challenges, and spectrum disorders in typical classroom settings, resource rooms, and one-on-one academic support scenarios for more than a dozen years.

Ezra earned his master’s in special education with…

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Jessica Whipple

Jessica Whipple ( is a writer for adults and children.

She is the author of Enough Is . . . (Tilbury House) and I Think I Think a Lot.

Her poetry has been published in print and online literary magazines.

When she’s not tinkering with words, Jessica loves to create with anything else she can get her hands on. She has refinished antique dining chairs, crocheted sweaters…

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Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies and director of the special education internship study abroad program at Western Michigan University.

Prior to moving into higher education, she served as a special and elementary education teacher, principal, and director of special education.

She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Kenneth Willard

Ken Willard is a lifelong writer with degrees in sociology and communications. He loved visiting his local library as a child, and spent his after-school hours absorbed in the towering shelves of books. It was then he knew he would be a writer.

He is married and currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his spouse, Atul Suradkar, and their pet cat, Tuxie.

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Susan Winebrenner, M.S.

Susan Winebrenner, M.S., is a full-time consultant in staff development.

She presents workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, helping educators translate educational research into classroom practice.

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Alice Woodrow, Ed.D.

Alice Woodrow, Ed.D., is director of special education at Allegan Area Educational Service Agency in Allegan, Michigan.

Alice has also served as the supervisor of special education in the Comstock (MI) Public Schools.

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