Cami Christman teaches English and reading to 6th grade students at Horizon Middle School in Kearney, Nebraska. She enjoys sharing her love of books and writing with her students. She is in her seventh year of teaching and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in school librarian from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Abigail Eck is a student at Augsburg University, where she studies instrumental music education and English literature.

Rieko Miyakuni is a visiting assistant professor in the Counselor Education Department at Winona State University. She teaches clinical mental health core counseling and specialty courses. Her overarching research agenda is to create educational pipeline, resources, and opportunities for people of color and individuals of low SES. Her research projects include critical consciousness in counselor education, including its use in promoting resilience and persistence in students of color, and college students of color with serious mental illness. She can be reached at

Joaquin Muñoz is an assistant professor in the American Indian Studies department at Augsburg University. He also teaches course in the Education department, focusing on culturally responsive pedagogy, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and critical literacy. Contact him at

Madison Stuart is an amateur ukulele player and a slightly-less-amateur high school English teacher on the island of Hawai’i. She is passionate about decolonizing and indigenizing curriculum, and believes that the stories we tell, the stories we teach, and the stories we awaken in others are the most powerful force we have. She can be reached by email at

Evan Vargas is an English Language Arts and Reading educator in Texas. He holds a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and a Bachelor of Architecture, both conferred by the University of Houston. Evan enjoys all types of media and technology and researches visual media’s effect on cognition and comprehension to provide simple, yet rigorous, higher-order instruction in a student-centered and technology-friendly format. He seeks to mine a pedagogy that blends the tactile and technological to craft strategies that are meaningful, relevant, and useful for learning in the now.

Lan Vu is currently an instructor of English at Tan Tao University, Vietnam. She has more than twenty years of hands-on teaching experience in a variety of contexts. Lan Vu founded EPAS, an English Center offering online English programs, and established an Online Writing Center committed to helping writers develop their writing skills.

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