Ellen Meyers is a founder and senior vice president of Teachers Network and director of the Teachers Network Leadership Institute (TNLI). Meyers has had a long, distinguished career in education with an extensive list of accomplishments, among them: editor-in-chief of the by teachers, for teachers series of handbooks, including the New Teachers Handbook and How to Use the Internet in the Classroom ; co-editor of Taking Action with Teacher Research (2003); producer of the television series "Successful Teaching Practices in Action"; innovator of the award-winning Web site teachersnetwork.org; and developer of Teachers Network's online courses. Her passion is bridging the gap between schoolhouses and statehouses by empowering teachers to provide a voice in education policymaking. Meyers has a master's in education from Cambridge College and was recently awarded a certificate in English language teaching from Long Island University. For five years, she was adjunct professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and shenbsp;has been an instructor of English at Long Island University.
Frances O'Connell Rust is advisor to the Teachers Network Policy Institute and Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. She is also President of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.