David K. Dickinson
Professor of Education
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Nashville, TN
David Dickinson is interested in early literacy development,especially in the contribution of language to later reading ability. He has studied children’s language and literacy development and developed professional development interventions and tools for describing classroom support for language.
Juanita V. Copley
Professor Emerita, College of Education
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Juanita Copley has served as a consultant for the National
Head Start Bureau in Washington DC, working with their new
mathematics initiative for young children. Most recently,
she served as Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department
in the College of Education as well as the
Director of the Teacher Education Program.
Associate Professor, University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Dr. Elena Izquierdo is a linguist by training, earning her Ph.D.
in Linguistics and Bilingual Education, and an educator in
practice. She was an administrator for 13 years, including
being the principal of a nationally recognized Two Way Dual
Language School in Washington DC where all children, Grades
Pre-K through 6, learn in two languages.
Judith S. Lederman
Associate Professor, Director of Teacher Education
Department of Mathematics and Science Education
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Judith S. Lederman presents and publishes on the teaching,
learning, and assessing of Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science
in both formal and informal settings. She has served on
the Board of Directors of the National Science Teachers Association
(NSTA) and was president of the Council for Elementary
Science International (CESI).
Professor Emerita, School of Education
Boston University, Boston, MA
Judith Schickedanz has worked with a wide range of preschool
programs in the area of early literacy development. She has
served within the International Reading Association as past
president of the Literacy Development in Young Children Special
Interest Group, member of the Early Literacy Committee,
and on the Early Childhood Commission. Dr. Schickedanz has
authored numerous articles, book chapters, and books.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston
Lee Wright’s areas of interest and research include smallgroup
instruction and classroom management. Over his 17
years in education he has served in the role of Kindergarten
teacher, corporate educational consultant, and campus reading
specialist. Currently, Dr. Wright is a Visiting Assistant Professor
at the University of Houston where he teaches courses on
early childhood education.