Dr. Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson is an educator, speaker, and author. and dedicated 30+ years serving as a classroom teacher, an elementary, middle, and high school principal, a district-level project leader, and a district-wide professional development trainer. Pernille Ripp, author and educator, is a 7th grade teacher in Oregon, WI. She is also creator of the Global Read Aloud Project. Rita Platt is a Nationally Board Certified teacher and is a Library Media Specialist for the St. Croix Falls SD in Wisconsin.