Doug Robertson (he/him) is a fifth-grade teacher in northern Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Multi-Subject Education from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California (go Tigers!) in 2003 and has been teaching ever since. Over his seventeen years of teaching, he has taught fourth grade in northern Oregon, third and fourth grades in southern Oregon, third, fourth, and sixth grades in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, and third grade in southern California.

Doug has run districtwide professional developments on using technology and creativity in the classroom, as well as keynoting and presenting at the IntegratED PDX conference in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Doug has written three previous education books: He’s the Weird Teacher, THE Teaching Text (You’re Welcome), and A Classroom of One, and one novel, The Unforgiving Road.

Jennifer Borgioli Binis (she/her) is president of Schoolmarm Advisors, a freelance editing, fact-checking, and research service for education authors and publishers. A former middle school special education teacher and professional development provider, Jennifer facilitated large and small-scale audit and design projects with and for schools, districts, and states. After almost twenty years of giving teachers words, she now helps teachers put their own words out into the world. She is published in the field of gifted, special, and middle-level education and is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, History of Education Society, and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). She received her bachelor’s degree in education from State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY) and her master’s degree from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.