Donna Logan has spent the past 30 years teaching in Montgomery County, Virginia, where she has taught a wide range of subjects. She has also served as the gifted coordinator for Blacksburg Middle and High Schools for six years. In 2002, Donna was Virginia's History Day Teacher of the Year. She also served on the board of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English for 10 years and was the 1998 English teacher of the Year.
Michele Israel has been an educator in varied capacities for more than 20 years. As founder and director of Educational Consulting Group, Israel currently serves nonprofit and educational institutions, providing services including strategic planning, educational product development and project management. In addition, she produces learning materials and writes articles for companies such as PBS, Education World and CNN/Turner Learning.