Megan Nosol is the coauthor of America's Unseen Kids and its voice of for a new generation of English teachers. She recently received her master's degree and her bachelor's with honors from the University of Akron and now teaches English at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Harold M. Foster is the coauthor of the Heinemann title America's Unseen Kids (2008). A Distinguished Professor of English Education and Literacy at the University of Akron, Halis also the author of Crossing Over: Teaching Meaning Centered English/ Language Arts (2002). He has presented workshops throughout the country and is codirector of the project described in America's Unseen Kids, a ten-year-old high school program involving at-risk kids.
Robert (Bob) Probst is the author of Response and Analysis, he is coeditor (with Kylene Beers and Linda Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and coauthor (with Beers) of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading, all published by Heinemann. Bob began his teaching career as high school English teacher and then became a supervisor of English for a large district in Maryland. He spent most of his academic career at Georgia State University where he is now Professor Emeritus of English Education. After retiring from Georgia State University, he served as a research fellow for Florida International University. He now consults, with Kylene Beers, in school districts across the United States. Bob has served as a member on the Conference on English Board of Directors, an NCTE journal columnist, and a member of the NCTE Commission on Reading. He speaks nationally and internationally to administrators and teachers on literacy issues, particularly issues around struggling readers and meeting standards -- including the Common Core State Standards.