Sandra F. Rief received her B.A. and M.A. in elementary and special education from the university of Illinois. She has taught children with learning disabilities as well as attentional and behavioral problems for the last 19 years. For the past 12 years, she has been working as a Resource Specialist in the San Diego City Schools. As a mentor teacher, Sandy became actively involved in the Project for Attention Related Disorders (PARD) and wrote a manual for her school district on effective strategies for teaching children with attention and learning disabilities. She presents numerous workshops and inservices, and is a featured speaker at conferences addressing this topic. She is also the author of How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children (1993) and The ADD/ADHD Checklist (1997) published by the Center for Applied Research in Education.
Julie A. Heimburge (B.A., San Diego, M.A. United States International University) has been an elementary teacher in the San Diego schools for the past 25 years.