Chantal Francois is the coauthor of the Heinemann title Catching Up on Conventions. She taught at East Side Community High School in New York City. Now she is a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she works as a research assistant, teaching fellow, consultant, and editor of the Harvard Educational Review. Her research focuses on the staff's and the students' experiences of East Side's literacy program.
Elisa Zonana is coauthor of the Heinemann title Catching Up on Conventions. She has worked in New York City public middle schools for the past thirteen years. She is currently a staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, where she works in New York City public schools as well as schools around the country. She is a former teacher and literacy coach at East Side Community High School, where she continues to do much of her work.