About the Author
Lisa Cranston has over thirty years of experience as an educator and has taught grades kindergarten to four, worked as an instructional coach for literacy and mathematics, and as an educational consultant for kindergarten and primary grades. She has also provided induction for new teachers and support for their mentors. In her role as a curriculum consultant, Lisa and her colleagues developed the Lab Class model to support professional learning for teachers and administrators. This model reflects Lisa's beliefs that collaboration is key to professional learning and that educational leaders must engage as co-learners with teachers if we are to create sustainable change in practice. Lisa recently completed a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Western University and has a Masters degree in Curriculum Studies from the University of Windsor and an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Ryerson University in Toronto. She is a consulting editor for the National Association for Young Children's journal Teaching Young Children and a presenter for The MEHRIT Centre. She enjoys travelling with her two daughters and her husband or relaxing in their home on the shores of Lake Erie near the vineyards of Southern Ontario.