Mary Atkinson has over twenty-five years of experience in education as a teacher, curriculum consultant, and writer. She has worked both as an elementary Spanish bilingual teacher and a Spanish language teacher for grades K-12. She cowrote the Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework and wrote the Texas Framework for Languages Other Than English. As a consultant to Center for Collaborative Education, Ms.
Richard Audet, Co-Editor, is an Associate Professor of Science Education at Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI). After teaching high school science for more than twenty years, he completed his Masters Degree at Providence College and received an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston University. Richard co-authored GIS in Schools and Standards in the Classroom: An Implementation Guide for Teachers of Mathematics and Science.
Susan Marcus, Ph.D., a long-time consultant with Robin Fogarty & Associates and formerly of Roosevelt University, has been in the field of educational consulting for over twenty years. With a rich background in special education, her passion is in nutrition education. Marcus believes that nutrition is often the missing clue to the mystery of why children can't learn and has developed a number of nutrition and behavior programs, including The Hungry Brain.
Gerald Aungst is the supervisor of gifted education and elementary mathematics for the School District of Cheltenham Township, in Pennsylvania. Prior to his service as an administrator, Gerald taught mathematics at the elementary level for eighteen years in both the regular classroom and as a gifted support specialist.
Robin Avelar La Salle grew up in Echo Park, near downtown Los Angeles. Avelar La Salle holds a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University with emphasis on Language, Literacy and Culture. She taught elementary, middle, high school and university students in Southern and Northern California. Avelar La Salle spent years as the Administrator for Curriculum, Staff Development and Assessment at a school district outside of Los Angeles.
Leonard M. Baca is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado Boulder. He earned an Ed.D. from the University of Northern Colorado and has been a professor of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder since 1973. He has taught courses in bilingual and bilingual special education and served as the program chair.