Gloria Ladson-Billings is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, and Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education. She has won numerous scholarly awards, including the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from Teachers College.
Peter De Witt did his doctoral dissertation on the subject of safeguarding LGBT students at Sage College of Albany. His book Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students was published by Corwin Press in March of 2012. He is a consulting editor and visionary for the Connected Educator Series (Corwin Press. Fall 2014). Peter’s releases are Flipped Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel (Corwin Press, Connected Educator Series) and Climate Change: How Do I Foster a More Inclusive School Climate (ASCD. Fall 2014).