Elizabeth Calhoon, M.S.Ed., is a Google Certified Teacher, Sony Education Ambassador, Leading Edge Professional Developer, FableVision Ambassador, and manager of instructional technology. She presents at various conferences, including International Society for Technology in Education and Macworld.
Mary Ann Cappiello, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches courses in content literacy and children's literature, including a specialized course in nonfiction literature in the elementary and middle school. Her scholarly interests include the production of school knowledge, the history of children's and young adult literature, and the role of children's and young adult literature in the content areas and language arts, particularly nonfiction. Dr. Cappiello is a regular presenter at the national and regional levels, blogs about children's books, and has been a guest on public radio.
Jill Castek, Ph.D., is a research-assistant professor at Portland State University with the Literacy, Language, and Technology Research Group. Dr. Castek has been a teacher and reading specialist. Her work appears in many journals including eJournal of Education and Reading and Writing Quarterly.
Melissa Cheesman Smith, M.Ed., holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and has been teaching for 10 years. She teaches literacy classes for a university, presents at literacy conferences, and facilitates professional development workshops.
Lakenna Chitman-Booker, M.A.Ed., teaches science in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her bachelor of science in biology, and her master of education in instruction, curriculum, and leadership. Lakenna is an acclaimed mathematics and science presenter at conferences. She is passionate about providing students with meaningful and engaging science instruction that connects to their everyday lives and opens doors in education.
Cathy Collier, Ed.M., is a reading specialist, presenter, developer of educational resources, and writer. As an educator for the past 30 years, she has worked with teachers and students on early literacy skills. She has published work through her personal blog, the International Literacy Association, and Educational Practice and Reform online journal.
Anne M. Collins, Ph.D., is the Director of Mathematics Programs and the Director of Achievement Center for Mathematics at Lesley University. In her career she has taught at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. Dr. Collins has authored, edited, and reviewed numerous publications on mathematics instruction. Among her many leadership roles and honors, Dr. Collins is an elected member of the NCTM Board of Directors and was inducted into the Massachusetts Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame in 2005.
Wendy Conklin, M.A. Ed., is an award-winning author, editor, educational consultant, and teacher. She trains teachers in staff development workshops across the country, writes curriculum, and teaches diverse groups of children.
Maureen Creegan-Quinquis, M.F.A., is a core faculty member at Lesley University and the Director of the Creative Arts and Learning Division where she also oversees the Visual Arts Education program. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University/Boston Museum School, and a Masters of Education from Endicott College in the Creative Arts and Learning program. While a working exhibiting artist, she is currently completing doctoral studies in Interdisciplinary Education, focusing on the arts.