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Allyson Daley
  Allyson Daley
Allyson Daley is an assistant principal in New York City’s Region 9 with four years of service as a staff developer and fourteen years of classroom teaching experience. She is the author of A Park Study (Teachers Network) and has been featured in Instructor Magazine and Classroom Management in Photographs (Scholastic, 2004). She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Patrick Daley
  Patrick Daley
Patrick Daley helped develop Scholastic's READ 180, a reading intervention program for upper elementary students. He has written two professional resources for Scholastic Professional.

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Waneta Davidson
  Waneta Davidson
Waneta Davidson taught third grade for 15 years and kindergarten for 13 years. She is currently the Literacy Coach at Branson Primary School in Missouri.

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Robyn Davis
  Robyn Davis
Robyn Davis, BA, a 12-year veteran teacher, currently teaches Pre-Kindergarten in Charlottesville, VA.


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Jennifer Davis-Duerr
  Jennifer Davis-Duerr
Jennifer Davis-Duerr is a doctoral candidate at the University of Northern Colorado where she applies her experience as a former elementary literacy coach and special educator to her teaching of preservice elementary and secondary teachers. Her current research interests are in the affective domain of reading and teacher preparation.

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Jennifer Pollack Day
  Jennifer Pollack Day
Jeni Pollack Day is a doctoral student in reading education as the State University of New York, Albany, and a research assistant at the Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA). She also teaches fourth grade.

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Marcia Delany
  Marcia Delany
Marcia Delany, Ph.D., is an education consultant and reading specialist who has 26 years of experience working with struggling readers in all grades. She is a presenter at IRA and other state and national professional organizations and works regularly in with teachers. She currently lives in Washington, Georgia, with her husband, Jack.

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Linda Irwin DeVitis
  Linda Irwin DeVitis
Linda Irwin DeVitis is a former reading specialist who worked in elementary schools. She now teaches at the School of Education at Binghamton University.

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Glenn Devoogd
  Glenn Devoogd
Glenn L. DeVoogd is an associate professor of literacy at California State University, Fresno, where his work focuses on children's literature and literacy instruction. He has written, edited, and reviewed many publications on literacy instruction at local, national, and international levels. He has served in leadership positions for reading associations and on the International Reading Association/National Council for Teachers of English Task Force for Critical Literacy. His diverse experience includes 16 years in public schools as a classroom teacher, a bilingual teacher, and a staff developer for technology. He also established a program serving the needs of the children of migrant parents in Western Michigan.

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Deborah Diffily
  Deborah Diffily
Deborah Diffily is an education professor at Southern Methodist University in Texas. Deborah is the coauthor of Effective Classroom Routines, The Scholastic Book of Early Childhood Learning Centers, Positive Teacher Talk for Better Classroom Managment, and other resources published by Scholastic. She resides in Dallas, Texas.

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Judith Dodge
  Judith Dodge
Judith Dodge is a recognized leader in the field of effective classroom instruction. A frequently sought-after presenter and staff developer for school districts, colleges and professional organizations, she is the author of The Study Skills Handbook (Scholastic) and a contributor to the New York State Resource Guide for the Teaching of Language Arts to Limited English Proficient Students. She currently lives in Merrick, New York with her family.

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Brooke Graham Doyle
  Brooke Graham Doyle
Brooke Graham Doyle worked as program developer for the Committee for Children in Seattle, Washington, where she resides.

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Patti Drapeau
  Patti Drapeau
Patti Drapeau is the coordinator of services for gifted and talented elementary students at Mast Landing School and Morse Street School in Freeport, Maine. She is also on the adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine. A skilled presenter, she conducts workshops throughout the United States and Canada on differentiating instruction, using graphic organizers to promote reading comprehension, integrating curriculum, teaching gifted students in the regular classroom, and using authentic assessments. Patti is the author of the curriculum model, Affective Perspectives: A Model Combining Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, and Affect.

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Nell K. Duke
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  Nell K. Duke
Nell K. Duke, Ed.D., is a professor of teacher education and educational psychology, an affiliate of the program in school psychology, and co-director of the Literacy Achievement Research Center (LARC) at Michigan State University. Duke received her Bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and her Masters and Doctoral degrees from Harvard University. Duke's work focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty. Her specific areas of expertise include development of informational literacies in young children, comprehension development and instruction in early schooling, and issues of equity in literacy education.

Duke is the recipient of awards from the Literacy Research Association, the American Educational Research Association Early Career Award, the National Reading Conference Early Career Achievement Award, the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award, the International Reading Association Dina Feitelson Research Award, and the International Reading Association Outstanding Dissertation Award. She is co-author of the books Reading and Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades: Research-Based Practices; Literacy and the Youngest Learner: Best Practices for Educators of Children from Birth to Five; Beyond Bedtime Stories: A Parent's Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills From Birth to 5; and co-editor of the book Literacy Research Methodologies. Duke teaches preservice, inservice and doctoral courses in literacy education at Michigan State, speaks and consults widely on literacy education, and is an active member of several literacy-related organizations. Duke also has a strong interest in improving the quality of educational research training in the U.S.


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Sue Dymock
  Sue Dymock
Dr. Sue Dymock, Senior Lecturer, teaches at the School of Education, University of Waikato, in Hamilton, New Zealand. She is also the director of an after-school reading program for children experiencing reading difficulties. Dr. Dymock has extensive experience working with pre- and in-service teachers, and is an active researcher in the field of reading comprehension.

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