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James Blasingame


James Blasingame is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University and director of ASU Secondary English Education. He is a past president of the Assembly on Literature for

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Jim Burke


Jim Burke teaches English at Burlingame High School in Burlingame, California where he has worked for over twenty years. Author of more than twenty books on teaching and literacy, Jim

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Beverly Chin


Beverly is Professor of English, Director of the English Teaching Program, and former Director of the Montana Writing Project at the University of Montana in Missoula. In 1996, Dr. Chin

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Amber Clemmons


Amber Clemmons, Educational Associate for the Baltimore City Public School System, continuously strives to develop engaging and rigorous curriculum which meets the needs of all students. She was a sixth,

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Ruth Culham


Ruth Culham, Ed.D., is the president of the Culham Writing Company and former Unit Manager of the Assessment Program at Education Northwest in Portland, Oregon. She is the recognized expert

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Patrick Daley


Patrick Daley is a nationally-known expert in adolescent literacy, as well as an advocate for the older struggling reader – and for the teachers who teach them. Most recently, he

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Sally Doherty


Sally Doherty is an Executive Editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. She has been an editor for nearly thirty years, specializing

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Allison Feldman


Allison Feldman has spent the bulk of her career at Scholastic Inc. where she is currently Vice President and General Manager in the Scholastic Classroom and Community Group. While at

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Jerilynne Fierstein


Jerilynne Fierstein has dedicated over forty years to urban education, serving the Yonkers Public Schools – New York’s fourth largest school district – in the roles of Executive Director/Communications Officer,

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Kelly Gallagher


Kelly Gallagher is a full-time high school English teacher at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, where he has taught for 28 years. Kelly, a nationally-known presenter, is the author

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