Author Bio

Lynette M. Autrey is a fourth-grade teacher for Howell Public Schools. She is currently completing her master of arts in teaching literacy degree.

Kelly House teaches second grade at a charter school in Detroit. After receiving her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Michigan State University, she received a master’s degree in educational leadership from Grand Valley State University. She is in the process of writing a book of her own for young adults.

Tara Mulvany teaches third grade at Our Lady of Refuge School in Orchard Lake and is working on her master’s degree in literacy education in order to become a literacy coach or reading specialist.

Kathleen Plond is a certified reading specialist who holds a master’s degree in literacy. She teaches at Washington-Parks Academy in Detroit.

Katharine Rener is an undergraduate student at Madonna University. She is an English major pursuing her teaching certificate in secondary education. Katharine is currently serving as the editorial assistant for the Michigan Reading Journal.

Leah van Belle serves as the editor of the Michigan Reading Journal. She is an associate professor of education at Madonna University and works as a consultant in urban education and literacy.

Melanie Zamborowski is an elementary science teacher and certified reading specialist at Our Lady of Refuge School in Orchard Lake, MI. She holds a master of arts in teaching literacy from Madonna University.


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