Ted Kesler, a former staff developer with the Reading and Writing Project, has his Ed.D. from Teachers College. He holds his National Board of Professional Teaching Standards license. Ted taught grades K, 1, 3, and 4 for 13 years in the New York City public schools. In 1996-97, Ted was the featured teacher in a year-long series of articles in the New York Times called “Class 3-223: Mr. Kesler’s Struggle.” In 1998, he received the prestigious Bank Street College Early Childhood Teacher of the Year Award. Ted was a contributing author of Raising the Quality of Personal Narratives (Heinemann, 2006). Ted currently is an assistant professor in literacy at Queens College, CUNY.