About the Author
Mary C. McMackin is professor emerita from the Language and Literacy Division of the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University, where she taught graduate literacy courses for 20 years. Until recently, she served as the Lesley University coordinator of the Lesley/Urban Teacher Center partnership, a clinically based teacher preparation master s degree program offered in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C. She was also the faculty mentor for the literacy courses in the Lesley/UTC partnership. Mary has co-authored nine literacy books for K-8 teachers and has published several articles in journals, such as The Reading Teacher, Phi Delta Kappan, and Childhood Education. Mary serves on the board of the Massachusetts Reading Association and has spoken at conferences across the United States.