Heidi Lang was born in Erie, PA, but grew up in Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Early Childhood Education, and her master’s degree in Learning Disabilities from Marymount University. She has been a teacher for 16 years, and has taught second, third, and fifth grades. She is currently a gifted resource specialist in Falls Church, VA. Lang has been nominated for the Disney American Teacher Award, and has received the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. Her hobbies include traveling, scrapbooking, competitive barbecue, and collecting PEZ dispensers.
Lisa Allan is a fourth-grade teacher in the city of Falls Church, VA. She became a teacher because her sister was a teacher, and she wanted to be just like her when she grew up. Lang and Allan have worked together for the past 11 years. Allan was nominated for the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for the 2003–2004 school year. When she has the time she likes to travel, take many pictures, scrapbook, and read.