Meredith is the founder and creator of TeachWriting.org and Bespoke ELA. She has taught high school English for 10+ years in Dallas, Chicago, and New York City and holds a M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She has always had a connection to the written word-- through songwriting, screenplay writing, and essay writing-- and she enjoys the process of teaching students how to express their ideas. An avid tea drinker and anglophile, Meredith enjoys life with her husband, daughter, and sweet pups.
An English teacher by day and TpT author by night, Melissa is an avid reader and writer, and she loves sharing ideas and collaborating with fellow educators. Melissa uses her degrees in English and Curriculum & Instruction and her Reading Specialist certification to ponder today’s educational issues while developing resources to help teachers, students, and parents.
When she's not teaching, Melissa lives for drinking a good cup of coffee, loving on her family, and contemplating the structure of a sentence as well as how she can lead my students to deeper reading comprehension (her true nerdy passions).
Lauralee Moss has taught middle school and high school ELA for over ten years in Illinois. When she isn't teaching or drinking coffee, she blogs at Language Arts Classroom. Her first book will be released September 2018.
Megan has lived all over the world due to military parents and has no hometown! She attended the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees in Early Childhood Education. Megan furthered her education by achieving her Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading, Literacy and Assessment. She started her teaching career in 2006 and has taught kindergarten, second and fourth grade before securing a role as a literacy specialist on her elementary school campus. She loves working with students (Kindergarten-5th grade), coaching teachers in reading/writing instruction and servicing students with dyslexia. Literacy is embedded into all subjects and areas of life and it's her goal to make reading/writing engaging, interactive and enjoyable! In her free time, you will find her journaling, creating curriculum or traveling to another state or country!
After almost a decade of teaching across all the high school levels and grades, in both the United States and abroad, Betsy now joyfully spends her time helping high school English teachers escape the podium and teach creatively. Betsy runs the blog Spark Creativity and has also written for Independent School Magazine, English Journal, Reading Today, ReadWriteThink.org and Classroom Notes Plus. Her degrees and a lot of happy memories come from Pomona College (B.A., English) and Middlebury (M.A., English). Betsy loves to travel the world (she'll be back, Morocco!), play playdoh with her little ones, and cook a range of desserts that would make the Hogwarts house elves proud. When it comes to writing instruction, she brings a creative twist. Whether it's teaching her students to use quotation burgers in their formal papers or launching a student-authored one act play festival, Betsy always hopes to help students enjoy writing by keeping it fun and engaging.
Emily has worked in education for over 15 years where she began her career teaching seventh and eighth grade English. With a deep passion for writing and reading, Emily absolutely loved teaching middle school learners and helping them develop into critical thinkers. Currently, Emily serves as an Assistant Principal (AP) in a K-6 charter school and while she misses her classroom, she absolutely adores her school and her leadership role. Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Upon transitioning to her current position as AP, Emily also obtained a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Even as an administrator, Emily’s love for writing remains conspicuous; she mentors teachers and shares advice to enrich writing instruction at her school. These experiences motivated Emily to launch Writing with Rosey, her TpT store. In her free time, Emily enjoys crafting, time with loved ones, and cherishing every moment with her daughter.
Jeanine has been teaching elementary students for 16 years, specifically third and fifth graders. When it comes to teaching, Jeanine includes her love of reading and writing into every lesson. She loves teaching writing and having the opportunity to bring out the author in each of her students. Jeanine holds a BA from Western Connecticut State University in American Studies and Elementary Education and an MA from Fairfield University in Educational Technology. In addition to being a certified elementary teacher, she is also a certified Reading Specialist for grades K-12. Living on the north shore of Long Island means that her free time is spent at the beach where she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her husband and three children.
Liz is the founder of Teach BeTween the Lines. She has been teaching for over ten years; she has loved growing young minds through literature and the art of crafting the written word. She is currently working on her doctorate in Education from the University of Minnesota, and holds an M.A. in Education from St. Mary’s University, Minnesota. She loves to write short stories in her free time, especially in those cold Minnesota winters. She is supported by a wonderful family made better by the addition of her two beautiful children.
Amanda is a passionate teacher in her twelfth year of teaching. She is a lifelong learner always seeking new ways to engage students in living the writerly life. Amanda can't wait to share her passion for writing and connect with other teachers around the world to revolutionize the way we go about teaching writing!
Jayme is the founder of Teach Talk Inspire. She has a passion for teaching little learners to read and write and is determined to show every student that they’re already writers! Jayme taught first grade for 7 years and acted as a lead teacher for Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Penn State University and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Duquesne University. When she's not blogging or creating resources, Jayme is playing and reading with her one year old daughter; her number one student at the moment!