Lin Kuzmich , of KCS, Inc., is an educational consultant, professor, and author from Loveland, CO. She served the Thompson School District in several roles as the assistant superintendent, executive director of secondary and elementary instruction, director of professional development, and a building principal. Her school was named a 2000 winner of the John R. Irwin Award for Academic Excellence and Improvement. In addition, for the past decade she has been involved in staff development through several universities and the Tointon Institute for Educational Change. Kuzmich is an adjunct professor at both Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado. She is a senior consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education, has provided training and consulting to school districts around the country, and has presented at numerous national conferences.J. Allen Queen, Ed. D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His publications include The Block Scheduling Handbook (2003), The 4x4 Block Schedule (1998), Complete Karate (1994), four other fitness titles for young readers, many journal articles, and hundreds of presentations to educational groups interested in instructional leadership, effective time management, and wellness. He may be reached at www.frazzledteachers.com or at www.blockscheduling.com .