Dr. Alice Daum-Coen, a retired Mentor Teacher in Harford County (MD) Public Schools, worked with novice teachers, including teachers coming to education as a second career. She taught graduate in-service courses for professional development and teacher certification. She has presented nationally at the National Association for Alternative Certification Conference and been a National Education Delegate with People to People International Ambassadors on Literacy Issues to South Africa. Alice has an Ed.D. in Educational Policy, Supervision and Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD.
Diane Ruckman taught high school English for 30 years and ended her teaching career with two years as a Literacy Coach before retiring in 2008. Diane also served as English department chairman for 13 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Florida; following her master’s degree, she matriculated at Towson, McDaniel, and Loyola. She is a fellow of the Maryland Writing Project.
Cora Teter holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Juniata College and a master’s degree in Professional Writing from Towson University. She has worked as an editor and writer for the state medical society and as a curriculum writer for the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University. As a career changer, she taught fifth grade in Baltimore County and writing as an adjunct faculty member at Harford Community College.
Terri Wainwright is a retired Harford County Teacher Mentor and Towson University Professional Development Site Coordinator. She taught high school English for 26 years and has been a Maryland State Department of Education Teacher/Consultant with the Governor’s Academy for English. She has presented nationally at the National Association for Alternative Certification Conference. She attended Johns Hopkins University for both her B.A. and MLA.