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Heatherlyn Ames

Heatherlyn Ames has over five years of classroom experience. She has a Master of Education in Special Education and Secondary English, and has taught both middle and high school students. As a classroom teacher, she developed curriculum and delivered instruction with a focus on improving student literacy skills. Her teaching experience includes an emphasis on incorporating technology into the classroom in order to support all learners in accessing core curriculum. Heatherlyn has also participated in committee work focused on improving student performance on reading and writing components of state standardized tests.

Becky Edwards

Becky has been a Curriculum Specialist for the Northeast Region for the past 3 years. Prior to working for Pearson Education, she has been a teacher, a staff development specialist, a reading specialist and an online training designer for Discovery Education. Becky has a Masters in Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a certified administrator and reading specialist.

Barbara Ford

Barbara Ford has over 18 years of combined experience in public and private education, corporate training, and educational publishing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus in Speech Communication Education and has taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels. She has also taught English as a Second Language to adults for over 7 years.

Claire Hollenbeck

Claire Hollenbeck has 18 years of experience in the educational publishing industry. She has been a corporate technology trainer and a technology marketing manager, and she has created numerous online training modules for Pearson. Claire has also taught music theory and music technology.

Amy DeLucia

Amy DeLucia has over 10 years of experience in education and educational technology. Amy has worked for Pearson for 6 years in a number of roles including Technology Marketing Manager, Content Developer and currently manages several Special Projects for School Achievement Services including Humanities, Platforms, Pearson Forward and Principal Compass. She has a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Leadership and Training, taught high school for 4 years and created and facilitated adult learning courses.

Alisa Quest

Alisa Quest has over 15 years of classroom and educational publishing experience. She has been a classroom teacher, educational consultant, math specialist, and a professional development coordinator. Her teaching experience includes working in rural, urban and suburban school districts. While working in the classroom, she recognized the need for improved professional development opportunities and focused on enhancing the curriculum to meet state and national guidelines. Through her teacher training on the proper implementation of the improved curriculum, the district test scores increased significantly. Alisa's role at Pearson has included working at the national level developing, improving, educating and implementing educational curricula and teaching strategies to improve mathematics test scores at all grade levels.

Michelle Sierota

Michelle Sierota has more than 8 years of classroom and educational publishing experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Elementary and Special Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Literacy. As a middle school teacher, Michelle supported students with special needs by helping develop and implement Individualized Education Programs. She also taught in an inclusive elementary classroom. During this time, she created lessons that incorporated technology and educational best practices such as differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, culturally responsive teaching, and backward design. Michelle continues her education by taking courses and seminars that include teaching struggling readers, meeting the needs of English language learners, understanding the RtI framework, and developing effective professional development. Currently, Michelle is assisting with the implementation of Pearson literacy programs in her region and online. She is an active member of the International Reading Association and Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in the field of education.

Additional Contributors

Julie Harvill

Julie Harvill has over 23 years of experience in education. She has been a classroom teacher, physical education teacher, and an instructional technology coach. Julie has also been a fitness and dance instructor, and she taught social, recreational, and independence skills to visually impaired children. Julie has a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Technology and Learning. She has developed several online training modules for Pearson. In addition to her California Single-Subject and Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials, and California CLAD (Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development) certificate, Julie also holds certificates in Web design, Web graphics, CGI, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash.

Eleanor Lopes

Eleanor has been active as a math educator for more than 20 years, and she has secondary mathematics certification in three states. Her experience includes secondary and post secondary mathematics in private and public schools. Eleanor began her career in publishing as an educational consultant for Grades K-12. At Pearson, Eleanor shares her knowledge and expertise as a Senior Curriculum Specialist, helping secondary math teachers in the Northeast Region to increase instructional effectiveness and impact student achievement levels.

Deia Roberts

Deia Roberts has over 23 years of combined experience in public and private education, corporate training, and educational publishing. She currently teaches English as a Second Language to adults. Deia specializes in providing training workshops and Webinars to teachers and administrators in elementary and secondary education.

Scott Skene

Scott has been in educational publishing for more than 7 years. As a science and math consultant for Prentice Hall, Scott travels primarily in the western region of the U.S. providing presentations and professional development. Prior to this, Scott coached college football for nearly twenty years, including nine bowl games. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of New Mexico, a master's degree in secondary education from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate degree in health from the University of Alabama. Scott has worked with numerous districts to enhance their technology capabilities and has also helped them implement the enhanced technology.