Robert Pondiscio is a former South Bronx 5th-grade teacher who has written and lectured extensively about education and ed reform, most recently as the vice-president of the Core Knowledge Foundation. Brian Mull has been a middle school teacher, a technology director, and a curriculum specialist. He now assists schools and districts in the building of robust and rigorous educational environments. Lisa Nielsen, author of the book Teaching Generation Text
, is a longtime public school educator who has worked in various capacities. Dr. Joyce Valenza is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA. She is a prolific education and technology writer.