Diana Laufenberg is a Nationally Board certified Social Studies teacher teaching 7th graders in Flagstaff, AZ. Pernille Ripp is a 7th grade teacher in Oregon, WI, the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project and the author of Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child.
Valentina Gonzalez is a Professional Development Specialist for ELLs in Katy, Texas and taught multiple grades as well as serving K-5 as an ESL specialty teacher and district program facilitator. Jeff Wilhelm is Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State, director of the Boise State Writing Project and a teacher of middle schoolers. He's authored 37 texts about literacy teaching.