Laura Lipton is codirector of MiraVia, LLC, a publishing and development firm in Sherman, CT. Lipton is an international consultant whose writing, research, and seminars focus on effective and innovative instructional practices and building professional and organizational capacities for enhanced learning. She engages with schools and school districts, designing and conducting workshops on organizational development, learning-focused instruction, literacy development, and strategies to support beginning teachers. Lipton applies her extensive experience with adult learners to workshops and seminars conducted throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on such topics as learning-focused relationships, data-driven dialogue, teacher leadership, action research, and learning-focused mentoring. She is the author and coauthor of numerous publications related to organizational and professional development, learning-focused schools, and literacy development. Deborah Hubble is an elementary school literacy coach in the Katy Independent School District, Houston. She also serves as a writer of monthly research abstracts for Effective Schools, a nationally acclaimed school reform organization. Her school-related passions include creating authentic literacy experiences for children, providing professional development in reading and writing workshop approaches, and supporting and educating stakeholders through organizational change and school reform. With experience as a special education teacher, district language arts coordinator, and elementary school librarian, Hubble has pursued an interest in learner-centered literacy for twenty years.