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Authorship Team  

Maria S. Carlo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, University of Miami

Maria S. Carlo studies bilingualism in children and adults. She obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on the cognitive processes that underlie reading in a second language and on understanding the differences in the reading processes of bilinguals and monolinguals. Dr. Carlo is co-principal investigator on an NICHD funded project that investigates the transfer of reading skills from Spanish to English among primary schoolchildren.
Elfrieda “Freddy” H. Hiebert, Ph.D.
Visiting Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert is currently a Visiting Research Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hiebert received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in the field of early reading acquisition for 35 years, first as a teacher’s aide and teacher of primary-level students in central California and, subsequently, as a teacher, educator, and researcher at the Universities of Kentucky, Colorado-Boulder, and Michigan.

Mr. Chauncey Veatch
2002 National Teacher of the Year

Chauncey Veatch earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. During his first years as an educator, he earned his teaching credential from Chapman University in Palm Desert, California, by taking classes on weekends and evenings. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

PREL_Logo Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)
Based in Hawaii, PREL is an independent, nonprofit corporation that works collaboratively with schools and school systems to provide services in the areas of reading and language development for multi-language and multi-cultural communities. Through federal research funding, PREL developed NEARstar, which Scholastic licensed and turned into Zip Zoom English.
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