Heather J. Fye is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program in the College of Education at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is a certified K-12 school counselor in Pennsylvania. Her interests include ASCA National Model implementation and factors related to school counselor burnout. She can be reached at hjfye@ua.edu.

Shahin Hossain was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he studied English language and literature at the University of Dhaka and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature. Mr. Hossain is a Fulbright fellow and studied American literature, history, and anthropology at Fayetteville State University (FSU), North Carolina. Currently, Mr. Hossain is doing his second master’s in Literary and Textual Studies at Bowling Green State University. In the summer of 2020, he is beginning a Ph.D. program in Literature, Media, and Culture at Florida State University.

Sheryl Lain taught at least a thousand kids in English classes. She honored them by writing A Poem for Every Student, a book about humanizing the secondary classroom through writing. She has published hundreds of articles and poems in various venues.

Anna Lehn teaches secondary ELA at Roosevelt High School in the Minneapolis Public School District. Trilingual, she is completing her French and ESL licensure alongside an M.S. in Urban Education from Metropolitan State University.

T. Madison Peschock holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her area of expertise is American Literature from 1865-1965, with an emphasis on Southern Gothic Literature & Crime Literature. She also specialized in archival research. She has over seventeen years’ experience teaching in higher education, has given over a dozen papers at both regional and national conferences, and has several publications. Currently, she is a full-time Lecture of English at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.

Jean Prokott‘s poetry and nonfiction is published or forthcoming in Arts & Letters, RHINO, Sierra Nevada Review, and Quarterly West, among others. She is a recipient of an AWP Journals Award, a recipient of a Joan Ramseyer Memorial Poetry Award, a finalist for the RHINO Founder’s Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. Her poetry manuscript received third place in the Cathlamet Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize. She has been teaching at the high school, college, and graduate levels for over fifteen years, is a graduate of MSU Mankato’s MFA program, and has a Master’s of Science in Education from Winona State University. She lives in Rochester, Minnesota, and online at jeanprokott.com.

Allison Sirovy lives in Monticello and teaches middle school English at North View Middle School in Brooklyn Park, where she plans to spend the rest of her teaching career. She has taught for over 20 years, in several districts, with the overwhelming majority of those years at the middle school level.

Tanya Stafsholt Miller has an MFA in memoir and poetry from Minnesota State University, Moorhead and an MA in English from Bemidji State University. She co-hosts the North Beach Writers’ Retreat, teaches writing classes, and adjuncts at the University of Minnesota Crookston. She has taught high school English for 26 years at Park Rapids Area High School. Her work has appeared in the The Criterion, Red Weather Literary Journal, Dust and Fire Literary Journal, Bombshells, The Talking Stick, and The Star/ Tribune, among other places. She has been an invited fellow to the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, The Pelee Island Writing Retreat (with Margaret Atwood and Wayne Brady), and the Minnesota Northwoods Writers’ Conference.

Kasden Watson is anticipating his second year teaching English to 9th grade students at Champlin Park High School, his alma mater. He attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, earning degrees in English Education and English Literature. He commends Champlin Park on its efforts to create an equitable education for all.

Jongsun Wee is an associate professor in the college of education at Winona State University, Winona, MN. She teaches literacy education methods and children’s literature classes and her research interests include multicultural children’s literature, literature discussion, and teacher education. She can be reached at jwee@winona.edu.