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Stephanie Macceca

Stephanie Macceca, M.A.Ed., earned her B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and her M.A. in Education from Claremont University. Stephanie taught high school English, Spanish, and Media Studies before becoming a writer and editor. She is also an instructor for the School of Education at National University and Continuing Education at the University of San Diego. Stephanie specializes in teaching both advanced students and reluctant learners and has won several awards for her scholarly endeavors and teaching. She is currently teaching at Valhalla High School.

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Angelica Machado

Angelica Machado is a veteran teacher of the year in the Los Angeles Unified School District, with experiences ranging from first to fifth grade and from bilingual to gifted education. She has served as the coordinator for the School for Advanced Studies and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program and has presented her work in gifted education at a variety of education conferences and summits. Angelica has served as a demonstration teacher and has lead groups of teachers in understanding how to scaffold instruction for all students to achieve and exceed standards.

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Kathryn Martin

Kathryn Martin, M.A., has been an educator for more than 20 years. She is currently an elementary school principal, enjoying every minute with her kindergarten through sixth grade students. Over the last decade, Kathy has provided GoogleTM instruction at the district, county, and state level for teachers and administrators throughout California. Kathy is a GoogleTM Certified Teachers and a STAR Discovery Educator.

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Karen McGuigan Brothers

Karen McGuigan Brothers recently retired from the Reading and Writing Development Center at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. For nearly 30 years, she served as the liaison for parents and teachers inquiring about participation in the Center’s testing and tutoring programs in reading and also coordinated the setting up of those programs. Through exposure to children’s literature at the Center, as well as her experience as a mother and grandmother, she became familiar with what subject matter appeals to children and incorporates that into her writing and poetry.

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Jan McNeel

Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed., is a forty-year veteran of education and leader of staff development throughout West Virginia and Maryland. Formerly a Reading First Cadre Member for the West Virginia Department of Education and Title I classroom and a Reading Recovery teacher, Jan consults with schools and districts across the state. Jan's studies of literacy acquisition at the Auckland University in New Zealand serve as the foundation of her expertise in reading and writing. Her practical strategies and useful ideas are designed to make reading and writing connections that are teacher-friendly and easy to implement. She has won awards for her excellent work as a master teacher and has presented her work in early literacy at state, regional, and national conferences.

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Mike McQueen

Mike McQueen, M.A.Ed., is an award-winning teacher-librarian, author, and professional speaker. Mike overcame his own academic struggles as a young boy and now receives international recognition for his expertise with literacy and technology. He spent over 20 years teaching in a variety of at-risk schools at both the elementary and high school levels. Mike has written numerous books for education and speaks at conferences and school all over the world.

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Jerry Michel

Jerry Michel, Ed.D., has been involved in education as a teacher, literacy consultant, bookseller, writer, and school administrator for more than twenty years. With post graduate degrees from the University of South Florida and National Louis University, Jerry has focused on serving diverse communities as an instructional leader, sharing ideas and strategies through workshops and presentations at local, state, and national conferences.

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Deborah V. Mink

Deborah V. Mink, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education at Winthrop University specializing in elementary mathematics education. She retired from the Miami-Dade County Public School District after 32 years of service as an elementary classroom teacher, Professional Development Specialist, and Director of the Teacher Education Center.

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Eugenia Mora-Flores

Eugenia Mora-Flores, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Southern California, specializing in first- and second-language acquisition and literacy development. She serves as the coordinator of the bilingual and cross-cultural program and works as a consultant in the areas of English Language Development (ELD), Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE), and writing instruction for English language learners.

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Lesley Mandel Morrow

Lesley Mandel Morrow, Ph.D., is a Professor of Literacy at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education and a past president of the International Reading Association. A former classroom teacher and reading specialist, she now conducts research on strategies for enhancing early literacy development with children and families from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Morrow has authored more than 300 publications and has won numerous awards in the field of reading and literacy, including the IRA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Barbara Moss

Barbara Moss, Ph.D., is a Professor of Literacy Education at San Diego State University. She spent 20 years in the public schools in Ohio, where she was an English teacher, a reading specialist, and a reading coach. She has written numerous books, peer-reviewed articles, and curricular materials. Her research interests focus on disciplinary literacy, particularly teacher uses of informational texts in the classroom.

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Debby Murphy

Debby Murphy, M.Ed., is an experienced national literacy consultant who provides engaging training for teachers on multiple current literacy topics. Debby worked in public schools for over thirty years as a classroom teacher and district reading specialist, and she has presented on literacy topics in various venues for over 24 years. She was a senior author on former Texas state-adopted kindergarten and pre-kindergarten programs, Springboards to Learning and Beginning Milestones. Debby has also served as a consultant and contributing author for several Teacher Created Materials products.

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Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, Ph.D., is a national educational coach, facilitator, and consultant. He draws from 36 years of educational experience as he trains and works with teachers, teacher and school leaders, and district leaders across the United States. Dr. Murphy has worked as a teacher, elementary specialist, assistant principal, principal, director of planning and evaluation, special assistant to the superintendent, assistant superintendent, and acting superintendent. His current work has been met with huge success in urban, suburban, and rural settings. It supports school leaders in planning and implementing large-scale improvement initiatives, understanding change and its impact on people, evaluating school improvement progress, designing exceptional professional learning, and facilitating learning in how to engage people in productive, relationship-rich, results-based conversations. He has published numerous articles for national journals and has been a contributing or lead author on four educational books in the last 15 years.

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Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam, Ed.D., is a Google certified teacher, a high school chemistry teacher, and an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. He has a deep passion for instructional design and for helping educators develop innovative and meaningful learning environments.

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