Always in big demand, Nancy Boyles is a former professor of reading turned literacyconsultant, who provides workshops, model lessons, and curriculum support to districts and organizations across the country.
The winner of NCTE's James Moffett Award, Gretchen Bernabei has been teaching kids to write in middle school and high school classrooms for almost 30 years. These days, she's on the road consulting, having delivered hundreds of workshops.
Still in the classroom, Jim Burke is an author who needs no introduction to anyone in the field of secondary ELA instruction. In addition to his many ground-breaking books and awards, he is now the chief ELA advisor for the College Board.
Amanda Brueggeman grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri and then worked her way to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, where she taught in elementary classrooms at Valley Park and Wentzville for ten years prior to being a coach. She is currently coaching at Wentzville School District, a suburb of St. Louis, MO, as a K-6 Literacy Coach.
Julia Briggs lives and works as a teacher in an international school in Bogotá, Colombia, she teaches Science and Chemistry and is the Head of IB Chemistry at Colegio Anglo Colombiano where she also works with departments and individual teachers as a coach and certified trainer of H.