Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is an early childhood author, consultant, and highly sought after speaker. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than 30 teacher and parent resource books.
Beverly J. Irby, PhD, is a professor and chair of educational administration in the Department of Educational Administration and HR Development at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She was a professor and department chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She has held several leadership positions in special education, curriculum, gifted, and bilingual/ESL education. She has also served as a principal and superintendent. In her research, writing, and presentations, Beverly has explored issues in educational administration, women's leadership, curriculum development, assessment, and Hispanic gifted and early childhood education.
Rafael Lara-Alecio, PhD, is an experienced early childhood, elementary, and secondary school bilingual teacher. He is currently Professor and Co-director of the Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. His primary areas of expertise in bilingual education include assessment/evaluation, methodologies, bi-literacy, and parental involvement. He has an extensive background in mathematics and science education and has been widely published.
Rafael Lara-Alecio lives in Houston, Texas.