Houghton Mifflin PRE-K

Author Team

Dr. Sue Bredekamp, Early Childhood Development
Dr. Bredekamp is director of research for the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. A former teacher and college professor, she previously served as a consultant for the Head Start Program and as director of professional development and accreditation for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Dr. Sue Bredekamp
Dr. Lesley Mandel Morrow, Early Literacy
Dr. Mandel Morrow is professor of literacy and education at Rutgers University. A certified early childhood teacher, elementary teacher, reading specialist, supervisor, and principal, Dr. Mandel Morrow is past president of the International Reading Association and a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Center for Instruction in Early Reading Achievement & Assessment.
Dr. Lesley Mandel Morrow
Dr. Jack Pikulski, Oral Language and Vocabulary
Dr. Pikulski is professor of education at the University of Delaware, where he also has been director of the Reading Center. He has been active in the International Reading Association as a member of the board of directors, as committee chairperson, and as past president. He is a senior author of Houghton Mifflin Reading and an author of Reading Intervention for EARLY SUCCESS.™
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Dr. Jack Pikulski
Dr. Jie-Qi Chen, Assessment
Dr. Chen is associate professor at the Erikson Institute in Chicago. A highly respected researcher, she completed her project “Linking Child Assessment to Teacher Development” in 2003.
Dr. Linda Espinosa, English Learners
Dr. Espinosa is associate professor of education at the University of Missouri and former director of primary education for the Redwood City School District. She also is a re-accreditation commissioner for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Susan Gunnewig, Curriculum
Ms. Gunnewig is associate director of the University of Texas Health Science Center Developmental Pediatrics division. Previously, she was assistant reading manager in the Houston Independent School District.
Dr. Novella Ruffin, Family Involvement
Dr. Ruffin is assistant professor and child development specialist at Virginia State University. She also participates in a number of State Department committees and task forces that relate to education.
Dr. Jean Shaw, Mathematics
Dr. Shaw, professor emerita of education at the University of Mississippi, has taught math for 40 years at the Pre-K through graduate levels. She serves on the editorial board of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Catherine Valentino, Science
Ms. Valentino, author-in-residence at Houghton Mifflin Company, has taught and developed programs at the preschool and elementary levels since 1967. She has traveled internationally lecturing, training teachers, and leading workshops in early childhood education.
Dr. Charles White, Social Studies
Dr. White is associate professor of education at Boston University and curriculum consultant for Boston's PBS affiliate. He has taught at the high-school and collegiate levels, and has trained educators internationally.
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