Book Contributors and Their Reflections

I want to take the time to thank every single teacher who helped make my books possible.  None would be the same without the diverse group of teachers who field tested recommended strategies, sent written reflections, and shared student samples.
Thanks, also to R. Joseph Rodriguez, PhD, who wrote the Foreword to GETTING STARTED: A Path to Success to Teaching English to Students in Middle School and Beyond (November, 2018), and to Claudia M
arschall who served as a critical reader/editor.
(Click on names to read reflections of those contributors.)

Cresence Birder

 

English Teacher,
9th Grade Students at The Bishop’s School,
La Jolla, California, Independent School

 

 

Anne Brown

English Teacher of
6-8th Grade Students at the Crestwood Middle School,
Kentwood, Michigan

 

 

 

José Luís Cano

Adjunct Instructor of Adult Students
at the Texas Southernmost College,
Brownsville, Texas

 

 

 

Kiondre Dunnam

Social Studies Teacher of
7th Grade Students at the
W.R. Coile Middle School,
Athens, Georgia

 

Emily Espy

Teacher of 8th Grade Math Students
UP Academy Dorchester
Turnaround School Public School
Boston, Massachusetts,

 

Cassidy Earle (Greer)

Teacher of Middle School Math Students
Hopewell Middle School
Alpharetta, Georgia

 

 

Kalpana Mukunda Iyengar, PhD

Lecturer to
Pre-Service Teachers, University of Texas
San Antonio, Texas

 

 

Claudia Marschall

Retired,
Mentor to teachers in Buffalo Public Schools,
Buffalo, New York

 

 

Jazmen Moore

English Teacher
of 9-10 grade Students at the
Oak Park and River Forest High School,
Oak Park, Illinois
(now graduate student at University of Washington, Seattle, WA.)

 

Ellen M. Murray, M.Ed.

Reading Specialist,
EM Educational Specialties, LLC,
Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

 

R. Joseph Rodriguez, PhD

Professor
California State University, Fresno
Fresno 
Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education
Fresno, California

 

Howard Smith, PhD

Associate Professor of
Pre-service teachers, University of Texas,
San Antonio, Texas

 

 

 

Audrey Spica

English Teacher of
7-8th Grade Students at the  Pinewood Middle School,
Kentwood, Michigan