About the Author
Faye Brownlie has worked in staff development with teachers, schools, and districts across Canada, the United States, and internationally. She recently completed multi-year projects, including the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking project in Latvia. Faye continues to teach one day a week in the Richmond School District in British Columbia. She is actively involved in the International Reading Association, and has co-authored many books for classroom teachers.
Catherine Feniak has taught in elementary and secondary schools in Canada and in Australia. In addition to her many staff-development and curriculum-writing initiatives, Catherine co-authored Student Diversity. A Rotary International Scholar educated in England, Catherine has taught special education classes, ESL classes, regular classes, learning assistance, and has worked as a member of a collaborative resource team. She presently works as a resource teacher and an administrator for the Vancouver School District in British Columbia.
Vicki McCarthy has a PhD in education, with a focus on ESL learners' integration, from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her experiences include classroom and ESL school-based teaching, work as an ESL consultant for the Vancouver School District in British Columbia, teaching ESL courses at UBC, and facilitating staff development for teachers throughout the province. Vicki has been a member of many ESL associations and was previously president of the provincial English as a Second Language Provincial Specialists Association (ESL PSA). She presently works as a resource teacher and an administrator for the Vancouver School District.