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Anita Gildea


Anita Gildea has worked in the education industry for 25+ years as a teacher, educational consultant, sales representative, marketing director and editorial director. Currently she serves as publisher of Firsthand

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David Harrison


David Harrison writes literature for young readers and supportive materials for teachers. He has been involved in a number of efforts to make books available to children, including Reading Roundup,

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Katherine Hernandez


Katherine Hernandez, mother of two and teacher of middle school students, works tirelessly to ensure that all of the children in her care get the support and inspiration they need

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Steven Kellogg


Steven Kellogg graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1963, and 40 years later the college presented him with their annual award for significant professional achievement. He is

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Joan Klindig


Joan Kindig is Professor at James Madison University where she teaches a variety of literacy classes in her specialty area, Children’s and Young Adult literature. She has served on the

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Lisa Luedeke


A life-long New Englander, Lisa Luedeke was born in Connecticut, raised in Maine, and went to college in Vermont and New Hampshire. Armed with a BA in English and a

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Jon Levin


Jon Levin is Principal of a public magnet middle school in NYC, with a school-wide focus on writing and the arts. He has spent the last dozen years working in

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Timothy Rasinski


Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, readers who

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Lesa Scott


Whether sailing between northeast harbors, teaching in a classroom, marketing and selling educational professional development resources, or setting the course for Heinemann’s future, Lesa understands the importance of teamwork. One

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Lisa Cuevas Shaw


Lisa Cuevas Shaw is Executive Director, Editorial and Professional Learning for Corwin, a SAGE Company. Corwin focuses on providing professional development resources for pre-service and in-service K12 educators, administrators, and

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