Sarah Daunis is the coauthor of Text Savvy (2007). She honed her craft as an upper-elementary teacher in New York City schools; she recently relocated to Providence, Rhode Island, to teach fourth grade at The Wheeler School. She has worked as a cooperating teacher, supporting teachers in training for the masters programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Brown University. Sarah lives in Providence with her husband, Matt Ransford.
Janet Angelillo is the author of the Heinemann titles Whole-Class Teaching (2008), Writing to the Prompt (2005), and Writing About Reading (2003). She also wrote A Fresh Approach to Teaching Punctuation (2002) and Making Revision Matter (2005). A middle and upper grades classroom teacher for years, Janet is a literacy consultant who has worked throughout the U.S. and Canada. She was a senior staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and worked beside teachers in New York city schools. Janet has taught advanced sections and given keynote addresses at the Teachers College Summer Institutes and other institutes around the country. She has also presented at many conferences, including NCTE, IRA, and the New York State, Connecticut, and Delaware Reading Associations.
Maria Cassiani Iams is the coauthor of Text Savvy (2007). A former intermediate-grade teacher, literacy and math coach, and assistant principal, she has worked in the Cherry Creek Schools in Colorado and at PS59 in Manhattan. She is now a Humanities Staff Developer in the public elementary schools of Denver, where she lives with her husband, Michael, and their daughter, Mia.