Sarah Kartchner Clark, Ph.D., has been writing and publishing curriculum for over 10 years and has written more than 40 books. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s degree in Language, Reading, and Culture from the University of Arizona. She taught fifth grade for five years and has also taught kindergarten. She also earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Utah State University and is teaching beginning elementary education college courses.
Ellin Keene, M.A., has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For 16 years, she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for four years. She now consults with schools and districts around the country. Ellin is coauthor of Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Readers’ Workshop, as well as numerous chapters for reading textbooks, journals, and education policy journals.
Laura Keisler, Ed.D. is an educator, author, and consultant. A former Teach For America corps member, her interests lie in issues surrounding school improvement, including the teaching of English language learners and at-risk students. She has co-authored several articles, presented at national conferences, and currently teaches a reading course at California State University, Fullerton. She received her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California.
Kristin Kemp, M.A.Ed., has worked in the education field for over 13 years. A former elementary school teacher, she now writes educational resources for Teacher Created Materials and supervises student teachers during their field experiences.
Margot Kinberg, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at National University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA) and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Delaware (Newark, DE). She has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences and has had several articles and books published. She lives with her family in California, where her main professional interests are second language pedagogy and andragogy, second language acquisition, and bilingualism.
Kathleen N. Kopp, M.A., is a Teacher on Special Assignment at Forest Ridge Elementary School in Citrus County, Florida. She has over 20 years of experience teaching kindergarten through fifth grade. Much of her work now involves training and coaching teachers. She is an award-winning author and has been writing professional books, articles, and instructional resources for over 15 years. Kathleen has presented at local, state, and national conferences.
Karen Kroeter, M.A., is a teacher in the Lake Washington School District in the greater Seattle area. While in the classroom, Karen has become an expert in creating interactive whiteboard materials that increase student engagement and enhance learning. She also provides professional development with interactive whiteboard instructional materials to elementary teachers. Her specialties are mathematics and science.