An international consultant, ReLeah Cossett Lent was a secondary teacher before becoming a founding member of a statewide literacy project at the University of Central Florida. The author of eleven professional books—including This Is Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Thinking and Doing . . . Content Area by Content Area—and past chair of the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) standing Committee Against Censorship, ReLeah is also the recipient of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Award, NCTE’s Intellectual Freedom Award, the PEN First Amendment Award, and state education awards from Florida and Wisconsin. Her other Corwin titles include: Disciplinary Literacy in Action: How to Create and Sustain a School-Wide Culture of Deep Reading, Writing, and Thinking and Common Core CPR: What About Adolescents Who Struggle or Just Don’t Care?
Marsha McCracken Voigt has thirty years of experience as a diagnostician and teacher, working with kindergarten through college-age students who struggled with literacy. She now focuses on professional development and serves as a consultant and literacy coach. In their article, “Growing Leaders From Within,” Marsha and ReLeah describe their first year of working together to facilitate a truly collaborative literacy learning community. She has published Disciplinary Literacy in Action: How to Create and Sustain a School-Wide Culture of Deep Reading, Writing, and Thinking with Corwin.