Authors

About the Authors (Cornerstone Kindergarten)

Mario Herrera has a degree in Education and an MA in English Language Teaching (ELT).  He has taught English for more than twenty-five years at all levels.  He is the co-author of seven English Language Learning series ranging from pre-primary to middle school.  He co-authored Balloons, a pre-primary course, and Backpack, a seven-level primary course.  Mr. Herrera directs seminars and performs in-service training sessions in the United States and around the world.

Barbara Hojel has an MA in Education from Johns Hopkins University and over thirty-four years experience teaching young children and training teachers.  She has led workshops and trained teachers in the United States and around the world.  She has authored and co-authored material for young learners- the My English Book series, Balloons, Buttons, My ABC Storybook, and English for Me! Storybooks and has written material for teachers- ESL Class Starters, Poems and Fingerplays.

About the Authors (Cornerstone Levels 1-5)

Anna Uhl Chamot is a professor of secondary education and faculty advisor for ESL at the George Washington University’s Department of Teacher Preparation. She has been a researcher and teacher trainer in content-based second-language learning and language-learning strategies. Anna also co-designed the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) and is author of The Learning Strategies Handbook and The CALLA Handbook: Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach.

Jim Cummins is currently a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His research has focused on the nature of language proficiency and second language acquisition with particular emphasis on the social and educational barriers that limit academic success for culturally diverse students. Cummins is also co-author of Scott Foresman ESL: Accelerating English Language Learning.  He is also an author of the Pearson Scott Foresman Spanish reading program, Lectura, and has contributed to Pearson Scott Foresman’s science and reading programs.

Sharroky Hollie is an assistant professor in teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His expertise is in the field of professional development, African-American education, and second-language methodology. He is an urban literacy visiting professor at Webster University, St. Louis. Sharroky is the Executive Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CCRTL) and the co-founding director of the nationally acclaimed Culture and Language Academy of Success (CLAS).

About the Authors (All levels of Keystone)

Anna Uhl Chamot is a professor of secondary education and faculty advisor for ESL at the George Washington University’s Department of Teacher Preparation. She has been a researcher and teacher trainer in content-based second-language learning and language-learning strategies. Anna also co-designed the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) and is author of The Learning Strategies Handbook and The CALLA Handbook: Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach.

John De Mado has been an energetic force in the field of language acquisition for several years. He is founder and president of John De Mado Language Seminars, Inc., an educational consulting firm devoted exclusively to language acquisition and literacy issues. John, who speaks several languages, has authored textbook programs and produced a series of music CD/DVDs designed to help students acquire other languages. John is recognized internationally for his insightful workshops, motivating keynote addresses, and his humor-filled delivery style.

Sharroky Hollie is an assistant professor in teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His expertise is in the field of professional development, African-American education, and second-language methodology. He is an urban literacy visiting professor at