Edward S. Ebert, II is Professor Emeritus of Education at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina and an award winning educator. With a degree in Psychological Foundations of Education, he has taught courses in educational psychology, elementary science methods, child development, classroom management, assessment, and creative problem solving. He as written a dozen books, including elementary science methods (Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8/Corwin Press), creative thinking and science teaching, introduction to education, classroom pragmatics: management and assessment (The Educator's Field Guide/Corwin Press), and an examination of public education in the American culture. Ebert has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally, and has taught science education and educational psychology for a semester at Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, P.R. China.nbsp; He now resides in Wellfleet, MA, where he continues to publish educational materials and serves on a regional school board.
Richard Culyer has received certification in nine areas, ranging from exceptional education to secondary social studies as well as supervisor and as a K-12 principal. He has taught at the elementary and the middle school levels and served as Assistant Director of Right to Read for the Florida State Department of Education. He has also taught at Appalachian State University and most recently was professor of education at Coker College. His publications include co-authoring a book entitled Preventing Reading Failure: Translating Theory Into Practice. A research-based reading program he co-developed with his wife has been recognized as one of 19 effective reading programs in What Works In The Elementary School. In addition, he has published articles in a wide range of education journals. Dr. Culyer is listed in Who's Who in America and serves as reviewer for two national publications. He has served on six committees of the International Reading Association and also served on six editorial review boards for national organizations and was a founder, president, and state coordinator of the North Carolina Reading Association. His professional interests include studying research as it relates to classroom instruction, vocabulary and comprehension development, and school-wide curriculum and instruction reform.