Amanda Hartman is Associate Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, where she plays a lead role both in supporting staff developers and in developing the Project's methods for K - 2 reading and writing instruction. Amanda leads the TCRWP's Coaching and Whole School Reform Institutes, and has presented at conferences throughout the country and the world, including NCTE, IRA, AERA, and NESA. She is coauthor of One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers (Heinemann 2005), of the DVD Up Close: Teaching English Language Learners in Reading and Writing Workshops (Heinemann 2005), and of two books in the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing series. Above all, however, Amanda supports schools and districts nationally and internationally to establish state-of-the-art reading and writing workshops in the primary grades.
Zo^D"e Ryder White is the author of the Heinemann title Playing with Poems (2008) and a is a coauthor of One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, as well as a coauthor of Units of Study for Primary Writing, classroom materials from Heinemann firsthand. She is a kindergarten teacher at PS321 in Brooklyn, New York. Before life as a classroom teacher, Zo^D"e worked as a writer-in-residence through the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in nearly 25 public schools throughout New York City.