Steven Zemelman has worked in many capacities to promote the sustainability of innovative schools in Chicago. For eight years he directed the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University and he is a founding director of the Illinois Writing Project. He has spearheaded the start of a number of innovative small high schools in the city. And he now helps guide the Chicago Schools Alliance, a network of diverse Chicago schools learning to work together in new ways to strengthen teaching and learning, build teacher leadership, and reduce the isolation that schools and teachers so often experience.Together, Zemelman and Harvey Daniels have coauthored five books and videos with Heinemann, including Best Practice: Today's Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools, Third Edition (2005), Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading, Rethinking High School and its companion video (2001), and A Community of Writers (1988). These books are filled wi
A 25-year veteran of the teaching profession, Nancy Steineke has taught 9-12 English at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Illinois, since 1984. During the summer, she works with Dr. Harvey Daniels at the Walloon Institute, offering seminars for teachers, administrators, parent leaders, and their families.