Joseph R. Boyle is a former elementary special education teacher. In his special education classroom and other settings he taught students with mild to moderate disabilities. As a special education teacher, he has collaborated and co-taught with general education teachers and other school professionals. He received his PhD in special education from the University of Kansas. Through research at various universities, he has developed a number of classroom interventions for students with mild disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and note taking. Boyle is currently an associate professor of special education at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He currently teaches courses for university students in undergraduate and doctoral programs, as well as online and in other web-based formats. Boyle has coauthored three special education casebooks, a special education textbook titled Methods and Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities, and numerous journal articles. Over the past several years, he has been involved with the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities, as well as most recently with the national organization, Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), serving as vice president, president, and past-president from 2005 to 2009. Mary C. Provost is an Assistant Professor of special education and the Director of the Center of Excellence for the Advancement of New Literacies in Middle Grades at the College of Charleston. She received her BAE in specific learning disabilities, her MEd. in varying exceptionalities ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ multi-categorical programs, and her Ed.D. in severe disabilities from Florida Atlantic University. At the College of Charleston, Dr. Provost specializes in literacy instruction for students with disabilities, language disorders, and characteristics and procedures for working with students with intellectual disabilities. Before moving into higher education, Dr. Provost taught students with varying exceptionalities in self-contained, hospital homebound, resource, and inclusive settings. Prior to teaching in public K-12 schools, she worked for more than fourteen years in residential programs serving individuals with mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities. Dr. Provostï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s current research interests involve increasing literacy performance of students with and without disabilities and inclusive practices in public K-12 schools.