Pearson OWL Literacy Program for Grades Pre-K-K Authors

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David K. Dickinson

Professor of Education Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Nashville, TN

David Dickinson is interested in early literacy development, especially in the contribution of language to later reading ability. He has studied children’s language and literacy development and developed professional development interventions and tools for describing classroom support for language.

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Juanita V. Copley

Professor Emerita, College of Education University of Houston, Houston, TX

Juanita Copley has served as a consultant for the National Head Start Bureau in Washington DC, working with their new mathematics initiative for young children. Most recently, she served as Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the College of Education as well as the Director of the Teacher Education Program.

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Elena Izquierdo

Professor of Science Education, University of Georgia, Athens

Associate Professor, University of Texas, El Paso, TX

Dr. Elena Izquierdo is a linguist by training, earning her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Bilingual Education, and an educator in practice. She was an administrator for 13 years, including being the principal of a nationally recognized Two Way Dual Language School in Washington DC where all children, Grades Pre-K through 6, learn in two languages.

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Judith S. Lederman

Associate Professor,Director of Teacher Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Judith S. Lederman presents and publishes on the teaching, learning, and assessing of Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science in both formal and informal settings. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and was president of the Council for Elementary Science International (CESI).

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Judith Schickedanz, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita School of Education Boston University, Boston, MA

Judy Schickedanz has worked with a wide range of preschool programs in the area of early literacy development. She has served within the International Reading Association as past president of the Literacy Development in Young Children Special Interest Group, member of the Early Literacy Committee, and on the Early Childhood Commission. Dr. Schickedanz has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and books.

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Lee Wright

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Lee Wright’s areas of interest and research include smallgroup instruction and classroom management. Over his 17 years in education he has served in the role of Kindergarten teacher, corporate educational consultant, and campus reading specialist. Currently, Dr. Wright is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston where he teaches courses on early childhood education.