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Carol Pelletier Radford is the founder of, an online website for mentors, novice teachers, and mentor trainers. Carol received her Ed.D. from Harvard University where she focused her studies on teacher preparation and professional development. Her teaching includes more than 20 years as a public school teacher and 20 years as a higher education administrator, clinical professor, and program designer. She is the author of three books, Mentoring in Action-A Month-by-Month Curriculum, the companion book, entitled The First Year Matters: Being Mentored in Action, for the novice teacher, and Strategies for Successful Student Teaching. She is currently piloting three online courses with these books.

Shonna Ryan received her Master’s degree in Professional Writing in 2011 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and since that time has worked in various consulting roles for online instructional design. Shonna currently works at Providence College as an instructional technologist. She is also the co-founder of Civic Support, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that specializes in helping community organizations with their technological and business needs.