Mary Lee Prescott-Griffin is the author or coauthor of the Heinemann books Writer to Writer (2007), Reader to Reader (2005), and Fluency in Focus (2004). She is an associate professor at Wheaton College, teaching language, literacy, and education foundations courses. Mary Lee began her career as an early childhood educator and has twenty-eight years of teaching experience as a reading specialist and teacher of preschool through sixth grade. In addition to her full-time undergraduate teaching, Mary Lee teaches graduate courses in early literacy in the U.S. and abroad for Wheelock College. She presents regularly at state and national literacy conferences and continues to work closely with teachers and children through consulting and research activities.
A former classroom teacher, Nancy L. Witherell is a professor at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate reading courses. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences and remains active in teaching children through numerous consultancies.