Pat Cunningham is a professor of education at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Pat has taught first and fourth grades and remedial reading and has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is involved in staff development with teachers and administrators across the United States.
Amanda Arens has been in education for more than 15 years. She now works as a national consultant, providing training and support in literacy instruction. Her primary focus is Four Blocks, Big Blocks, and Building Blocks. Amanda has taught Title I, first grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. She lives in Montgomery City, MO with her husband and three children.