Eric Jensen is a former teacher who grew up in San Diego, California. He has authored over 26 books including Teaching with Poverty in Mind
. Julia Thompson teaches in Fairfax County, Virginia, and is an active consultant. She is also the best-selling author of several books for teachers, including The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide
. Joan Young is a 4th grade teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and blogs at Allkidscanflourish.blogspot.com. Erin Klein is MACUL Pre-K - 12 Michigan Teacher of the Year (2014), Scholastic Top Teacher, ASCD Emerging Leader, NAIS Teacher of the Future, SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, Carson-Dellosa Classroom Design Consultant and Creative Partner.