Karen Gartland, M.Ed., a middle school mathematics coordinator and classroom teacher, has taught students in grades K-Postgrad. She also teaches mathematics education courses at Lesley University. Karen works with teachers to improve teaching and learning through the use of mathematical modeling, technology, and differentiating instruction. She works to provide an inclusive classroom for her students’ learning so that math is engaging and purposeful.
Richard Gentry, Ph.D., is nationally recognized for his work in spelling, phase theory, beginning reading and writing, and teaching literacy in elementary school. A former university professor and elementary school teacher, his most recent book is Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write - From Baby to Age 7. Other books include topics such as beginning reading and writing, assessment, and spelling. He also blogs for Psychology Today magazine. Richard has spoken at state and national conferences and has provided teachers with inspiring strategies to use in their classroom.
Maureen R. Gerard, Ph.D., is Coordinator of the Office of Professional Field Experience at Arizona State University at the West Campus where she directs clinical experiences for pre-service teachers. Her scholarly interests include research in effective teacher preparation, early childhood education, and emergent literacy practices. She has published in the areas of family involvement in the early childhood classroom, using environmental print as an instructional literacy tool, and using reader’s theater for early reading fluency.
Linda Gojak, M.A. Ed., has been in education for over 35 years. She has taught mathematics at various grade levels. Linda is a leader in mathematics education and has served as president of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has provided professional development for teachers throughout the United States.
Judith Goodman, M.A.Ed., is an experienced national consultant who provides engaging, interactive professional development in all content areas for elementary and secondary teachers. Judith spent 35 years as a dedicated classroom teacher, a district instructional specialist, and a university adjunct professor. The first 20 years of her career consisted of classroom experience at the elementary through high-school levels. Her skill as a master teacher was recognized by her school district, and she became a district-level instructional specialist. In addition, she served as a writing specialist, guiding students and teachers to meet the state's writing standards. Judith now works as an independent consultant working with teachers to increase student engagement, which will lead to student success. The same dedication, enthusiasm, knowledge, and skills that made her a master teacher she now brings to thousands of educators across the country.
Maria Grant, Ed.D., is a Professor in Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton. She has authored numerous publications centered on science literacy, formative assessment, and close reading. Dr. Grant conducts related professional development for teachers and administrators around the country and also teaches pedagogy, literacy, and science methods courses at the university in the Single Subject Credential Program.
Timothy Green, Ph.D., has been a professor of educational technology and teacher education at California State University,
Fullerton for the past 15 years and has served as the Director of Distance Education. He has authored numerous articles and books and has presented on the integration of educational technology, instructional design, and on online education. Tim is passionate about working with schools and districts to implement technology initiatives.
Lorraine Griffith, M.A.Ed, is currently a fifth grade teacher in a Title I public school, as well as pre-service education at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. She also has experience teaching music, kindergarten, and fourth grade. She has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and has earned Middle Childhood Generalist National Board Certification. Lorraine has worked as an educational consultant for the past 13 years. She has also conducted classroom action research in the area of reading fluency with Dr. Timothy Rasinski.