William Roulston and Sidney Turner
Will has been in education for over 20 years. He has taught preschool at a migrant summer school, Spanish at an elementary school, and writing, English, Spanish, reading, English as a Second Language and drama at the high school and middle school level. He was a consultant for six years at ESD 105 in Yakima, WA, where he synthesized research and led professional development workshops to help 30 school districts to improve their students' academic achievement. He is now an independent researcher, speaker, consultant and author who is passionate about helping parents and schools to develop world-class readers.
A book that Will co-authored, Breaking the Poverty Barrier: Changing Student Lives with Passion, Perseverance and Performance, is being published by Solution Tree Press (www.solution-tree.com) this fall (2011). The book tells the story of a high-poverty high school in Washington State that beat the odds, drastically turning around their students' achievement. An entertaining and informative speaker, Will has spoken at conferences across the country and internationally. He is available to present the ideas in this book at conferences and to schools, community organizations and parent groups. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.1summer2super.com.
Sid has taught for thirty years at first and second grade with a smattering of third grade to boot. She has been involved in teacher leadership and is a highly sought after consultant most especially for elementary reading and writing, but also for her skills in math, science and professional learning for elementary teachers. Besides sharing her expertise with her school district, she worked for five years at ESD 105, helping schools around the area and even around the state to develop better readers and writers. She has traveled to New Zealand in order to learn from some of the best educators in that country.
Sid now brings her wealth of knowledge and personable approach to schools and community groups who request her assistance, and she is also available to present at conferences. Sid can be reached at email@example.com or through our website (www.1summer2super.com).
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