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Taffy E. Raphael
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  Taffy E. Raphael
Taffy E. Raphael, Ph.D., is a member of the Literacy, Language and Culture faculty in Literacy Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaching courses related to methods of instruction, teacher research, and related topics. Prior to joining the UIC faculty, Dr. Raphael taught intermediate grade students in Homewood, Illinois and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Timothy Rasinski
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  Timothy Rasinski
Timothy Rasinski is a Professor of Education in the Reading and Writing Center at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Tim has written over 150 articles and has edited and/or authored over 12 books on reading education. Tim was recently elected to the IRA Hall of Fame.

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Ray Reutzel
  Ray Reutzel
Dr. D. Ray Reutzel is the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He teaches reading and language education courses for preservice and in-service teachers at Utah State University. He has taught kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, and 6 grades in elementary schools. Dr. Reutzel has authored more than 125 articles, books, book chapters, and monographs.

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Jan Richardson
  Jan Richardson
Jan Richardson, Ph.D., is an educational consultant who travels throughout the United States training teachers and doing classroom demonstrations on guided reading. A former classroom teacher (she has taught in every grade, K-12), reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher leader, and staff developer, Richardson is well-known for her hands-on, engaging presentations. Her passion is motivating, engaging, and accelerating all readers from emergent to fluent. Jan and her husband, Cecil, have seven sons-three wonderful and four "grand"!

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Linda Rief
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  Linda Rief
Linda Rief teaches 8th grade at Oyster River Middle School in Durham, NH and is an instructor in the University of New Hampshire's Summer Literacy Institute. She is a national and international presenter on issues of adolescent literacy. She is the author of 100 Quickwrites (Scholastic 2003), Inside the Writer's-Reader's Notebook (2007), Seeking Diversity: Language Arts with Adolescents (1992), and Vision and Voice: Extending the Literacy Spectrum (1999), published by Heinemann. She is a co-author of Visual Tools for Differentiating Reading and Writing Instruction (Scholastic, 2008). She is a co-editor (Beers, Probst, and Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice (Heinemann 2007) and for five years co-edited with Maureen Barbieri Voices from the Middle, a journal for middle school teachers published by the National Council of Teachers of English.

In 2000 she was the recipient of NCTE’s Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Educator in the English Language Arts. Her classroom was featured in the series Making Meaning in Literature produced by Maryland Public Television for Annenberg/CPB. For three years she chaired the first Early Adolescence English/Language Arts Committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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Anina Robb
  Anina Robb
Trained by Teach For America, Anina Robb has taught middle school students in Texas, New York, and Virginia. Anina is currently an education consultant and writer who has published several books for Scholastic Professional.

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Laura Robb
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  Laura Robb
Laura Robb is a Literacy Coach at Powhatan School in Boyce, Virginia where she coaches teachers in grades K to 8. She also teaches students all year in public schools in and around Winchester. Laura is a sought-after speaker for conferences and is in constant demand for professional development workshops throughout the country. Most notably, she is a veteran educator with over 43 years of teaching experience to her credit. Laura takes a thoughtful approach in weaving classroom strategies with research-based practices into her books with Scholastic. Visit Laura Robb's Web site: www.LRobb.com.

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Evan Robb
  Evan Robb
Evan Robb is completing his ninth year as a school principal. Currently he is principal of Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, Virginia. Prior to this, he was a teacher, department chair, assistant principal, and principal at the junior high school level. Mr. Robb has been recognized by the state of Virginia as an outstanding young administrator and in 2004 was named the Horace Mann Educator of the Year. He conducts workshops across the country on how to be an effective principal.

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Michael D. Robinson
  Michael D. Robinson
Michael D. Robinson is currently a Curriculum Support Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction, Language Arts/Reading for Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Miami, Florida. Previously, he worked as a Title I Coordinator in Marion Community Schools, Marion, Indiana, where he developed programming for low-performing elementary students.


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Amy Levy Rocci
  Amy Levy Rocci
Amy Levy Rocci has 12 years experience as an elementary educator. For the last three years she has developed and implemented an enrichment program that provides critical thinking activities for all students. A presenter at educational venues nationally and locally, Rocci received a BA in Psychology from George Washington University and a MEd from the University of New Hampshire.

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Mary Rose
  Mary Rose
Mary Rose received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She has been a classroom teacher for 37 years and is currently teaching fourth grade in Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida. She is active in state and national assessment projects, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP - the "Nation's Report Card") and the New Standards Project. She has been trained as a scorer for the Florida State Writing Assessment and helped to write the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. She presents at state and national conferences and is a national consultant on improving scores on writing assessments.

Mary Rose is a contributor to Storyworks and Instructor magazines and is the author of eight books, all published by Scholastic. To contact Mary Rose, please send an email to: marycath@aol.com.


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Kathleen Roskos
  Kathleen Roskos
Kathleen Roskos teaches courses in reading instruction and reading diagnosis at John Carroll University in Ohio. She served as the Director of Ohio Literacy Initiative at the Ohio Department of Education. Dr. Roskos publishes frequent journal articles on topics such as early literacy development, teacher cognition, and the design of professional education for teachers.

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Eija Rougle
  Eija Rougle
Eija Rougle received her Ph.D from SUNY from the Department of Education: Educational Theory and Practice. She is currently a lecturer and research scientist at the University at Albany, School of Education and at the National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement. She coaches teachers in Capital district middle schools as a facilitator of professional and instructional development. Eija and coauthor Mary Adler were facilitator colleagues in the two-year study Partnership for Literacy that involved 70 middle school teachers, 1400 students, and 18 middle schools in both Wisconsin and New York. The partnership for Literacy-Research Study was conducted by Arthur Applebee, Judith Langer and Martin Nystrand. Eija has studied and taught literacy from kindergarten to college/university level in Sweden, Finland, and Russia, and the United States.

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Regie Routman
  Regie Routman
Regie Routman has been teaching in public schools for almost three decades. She taught almost all of the elementary grades and has been a reading specialist, a learning disabilities tutor, a Reading Recovery teacher, a language arts resource and mentor teacher, and a staff developer. Currently, she teaches and consults in schools and districts around the country doing demonstration teaching and conducting workshops. She continues to speak to educators nationally and internationally. Regie Routman's books are acclaimed by educators as providing a solid, theory-based understanding of language learning along with a wealth of useable ideas and resources. Regie's first book, Transitions: From Literature to Literacy (Heinemann, 1988) is a classic that helped countless elementary teachers make the journey to literature-based teaching and more meaning-centered approaches.

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