Sarah is a high school English teacher and librarian who also serves as the mentor coordinator for her district. She writes a weekly blog as “Vocab Gal” sharing engaging vocabulary activities and games with educators. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for ALAN and OCTELA, was the 2010 Ohio Secondary English Educator of the year, and is a re-certified National Board Teacher. She loves inspiring her students to get as exhilarated about vocabulary as she is, and relishes the moment when a teenager says “I heard/saw/read a vocab word and got really excited!”
Erin is a literacy specialist and learning facilitator at an elementary school in Connecticut. She has been teaching for 18 years and has been a literacy specialist for 10 years. Erin writes curriculum and lesson plans and assists teachers in the classroom. Together, she and her teachers develop units, analyze data, and address how to best meet students' individual needs. As a reading support teacher, she is able to "push-in" to classrooms, which gives teachers the opportunity to learn from her as she learns from them.
Tiffany, who is known as Rehbein to her students, Ms. Rehbein to her administrators, and Tiff to her friends, has worked at the college level and has been a high school English teacher for more than 15 years. She has presented at NCTE, CCCC, and IFTE/CEE and recently finished her doctorate in curriculum and instruction. Tiffany is active in the Wyoming Writing Project and graciously and humbly works with other teachers as an instructional coach at the schools in her district.
Emily is an English Language Arts instructor from Arizona. With nearly 14 years of teaching experience, Emily has worked with students from Grade 4 through college. For many years, she taught in a multi-age, multi-grade classroom, where she became adept at differentiating instruction both at the curriculum level and at “teachable moments.” She loves to inspire reluctant students to think deeply about complex literary themes, find joy and excitement when reading, and discover their own “authorly voices” through writing. She also works as a freelance copywriter at Sadlier and other educational companies.