Sue Haynes has taught students in a variety of educational settings, including preschool, elementary school, high school, and college. With master’s degrees in special education and literacy, she has focused on empowering at-risk, often highly creative learners who don’t fit the mold of standardized education. These experiences led her to write her first book, Creative Mavericks: Beacons of Authentic Learning. Sue lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she continues to tutor wonderful ‘out-of-the-box” kids.
Lisa Plourde sadly passed away at the age of fifty-six. She was an amazing teacher who encouraged her students to follow their dreams. Lisa taught fifth and seventh grade language arts for twenty-seven years, sharing her love of poetry and the joy of language with her students. Her memory continues in the hearts of family, friends, colleagues, and her students!
Phyl Brazee is a mother and a grandmother. She started teaching as a remedial-reading teacher, kindergarten through ninth grade. She retired from forty years of holistic teaching as a professor of literacy and multicultural education, as well as fourteen years as the director of a peace and reconciliation studies program. She is passionate about relational, intuitive, heartfelt teaching, and learning. She currently resides in upstate New York.