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Dr. Roberta Gardner
Roberta Price Gardner is a clinical assistant professor of literacy education in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University. She teaches courses in reading and writing methods. She enjoys engaging teachers and students in literature-based reading and writing explorations that connect them to the power and possibilities of reading and writing. Her literature based research focuses on high-needs communities of color, identity, and critical perspectives on children’s and young adult literature. She is a Red Clay Writing Project Fellow, and the founder of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition in Atlanta, which provides the opportunity for children in Atlanta Public Schools to write stories and experience the art and craft of bookmaking.
Ms. Beth Friese
Beth Friese currently works as a K-5 media specialist at Anderson-Livsey Elementary School in Snellville, GA. Beth is a Teacher Consultant for the Red Clay Writing Project (Athens, GA). Her work has appeared in both literacy and library-focused journals. She is an active presenter in local schools and national conferences. She continues to explore literacy and learning in her daily work with students and teachers.