Nancy Akhavan is a sought after author and speaker who works with teachers and leaders across the U.S. Nationally, Nancy provides professional development and consulting to organizations, schools and school districts.
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.
Gravity Goldberg is author of Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge, Grades 1-8 and author of many articles about reading, writing, and professional development. She holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
ReLeah Cossett Lent was a secondary teacher before becoming a founding member of a statewide literacy project at the University of Central Florida. She is now an international consultant speaking on topics that range from literacy to leadership.
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.
Leslie Blauman is best known for her association with PEBC, where her classroom is a working model for staff development and the subject of workshops and films.She has been teaching reading and literacy in Colorado schools for over 30 years.
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.
Jeffrey Wilhelm is an internationally respected teacher, author, and presenter who has authored or co-authored more than a dozen professional texts and programs that have redefined secondary school literacy instruction.
Barry Gilmore, Ed.D., taught middle and high school English and social studies for nearly 20 years before taking his current position as a school principal in Memphis, TN. Barry is a National Board Certified teacher and Past-President of the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English.