Tom Estesnbsp;holds the distinction of Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia. From 1970 to 2001, he served as professor of Reading Education in the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. During his tenure at the University he was engaged in research related to how children learn to read, focusing on how they acquire the ability to read for the purpose of learning. He was principal investigator on an NIE/NSF research project on the relationship between text structure and comprehension. He is author ofReading and Learning in the Content Classroom, 2nd edition (1985) andReading and Reasoning Beyond the Primary Grades(1986), both published by Allyn & Bacon. nbsp; Susan L. Mintz , associate professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, is the program coordinator of Secondary Education.nbsp; She received her Ph.D. in teacher education from Syracuse University.nbsp; Dr. Mintz teaches both pre-service teachers and curriculum and instruction graduate students.nbsp; She is a member of the Secondary CLASS observation team at the Universityrsquo;s Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning.