Roberta L. Sejnost is a university professor and literacy consultant who has taught secondary-level courses in social studies, reading, and English, and college-level courses in literacy, authentic assessment, brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, and cooperative learning. A nationally recognized staff developer and certified trainer, Sejnost has presented at over 200 educational conferences across the country. In 2003, she received the Reading Educator of the Year award from the Illinois Reading Council. Sejnost received a master of education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a doctorate of education in curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University, Chicago.
Sharon L. Thiese is certified in gifted education and serves as facilitator for the Acceleration and Enrichment Program at the high school where she teaches. She also has served as the high school faculty advisor for the student literary magazine and the National Honor Society. Listed in Whoï¿½s Who of American Educators , Thiese has taught graduate level classes for St. Xavierï¿½s University, facilitated workshops, and presented at educational conferences across the country.