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JoEllen McCarthy, an educator for 20+ years, is a lifelong learner and literacy specialist who spends her days teaching and learning alongside students, teachers and administrators to support literacy instruction, as well as student-centered collaborative coaching cycles.
Deanna Pecaski McLennan
Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Ph.D., is a passionate full-day kindergarten educator, researcher and writer from Southern Ontario, Canada who has spent over twenty years working with young children. Deanna has authored more than thirty articles for number early childhood education journals.
A former classroom teacher, Shirley McPhillips has also worked as a literacy staff developer, writing consultant, educational writer, and poet. For several years she was affiliated with The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.
The daughter of lifelong educators, Glennon Doyle Melton learned the value of a life dedicated to children from her parents. After graduating from James Madison University, Glennon spent six years learning the art of teaching from the gifted staff and students at Annandale Terrace Elementary.
Cathy Mere is currently teaching first grade in Hilliard City Schools, Hilliard, Ohio. She has taught kindergarten through sixth grade, most recently teaching and learning alongside students and colleagues at J.W. Reason Elementary as a literacy specialist and kindergarten teacher.
Debbie Miller taught and learned from children in the Denver Public Schools for thirty years. Debbie now presents workshops across the country and internationally, and works extensively with schools and districts on long-range planning and development of literacy programs.
Steve Moline is a writer, illustrator, and book designer who writes for children under the name of David Drew. He is an honors graduate in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia, and was for ten years the education publisher at Methuen Australia.
Leslie Montgomery is an intermediate-grades teacher at Gavin H. Cochran Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky. After beginning her undergraduate degree in California and working for the Homes for the Homeless Residential Camping Program in New York City, Leslie returned to Louisville.
Bruce Morgan has been a classroom teacher in Douglas County (Colorado) Schools for twenty-five years, in various grade levels and roles: grades 3-6 teacher, gifted cluster classroom, literacy immersion classroom for six years, and district reading specialist for two years.
Christine Moynihan has been a classroom teacher in K-6 classrooms, a mathematics curriculum specialist, and an elementary school principal in Newton, Massachusetts. She is currently a consultant who works with schools and districts to assist them in improving their quality of education.
After twenty years of teaching in public schools, Donna Niday now serves as an associate professor of English at Iowa State University, where she directs the first-year writing program, supervises student teachers, and teaches young adult literature and methods courses.
Susan O'Hara is executive director of the Center for Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools (CRESS) at the University of California, Davis. Cofounder of the Academic Language Development Network, Susan has extensive experience in teacher professional development.
Mark Overmeyer is a native of Colorado, and received his education at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado College, and University of Colorado at Denver. He has over thirty years of teaching experience, most of it in Cherry Creek Schools in Denver, Colorado.
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