Author Bio

Pat Gallant is past president of MRA (2009-2010) and past co-editor of the MRJ. Currently a research professor and consultant for the Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont, Dr. Gallant maintains the strong ties to Michigan she built during her work as an associate professor of literacy education at University of Michigan, Flint, and as a teacher and reading specialist in K-12 schools.

Kathy Highfield is an elementary teacher at Rose Pioneer Elementary School in the Holly Area Schools district, where she has taught grades 2-6 and assisted teachers with curriculum support. Dr. Highfield is also an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan,Flint. She earned her Ph.D. from Oakland University in 2003 and continues to support K-12 teachers in improving literacy instruction and student achievement.


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