There are many talented and diverse voices speaking out about education today, and we are very proud to provide a platform for their ideas. These columns are written independently by their authors and represent a variety of opinions and perspectives. We are always looking for contributors with inspiration and insight. If you would like to be a columnist for Teaching Teaching That Makes Sense, please contact us and tell us more about who you are and what you have to say.


Steve Peha

Steve Peha is the founder and president of Teaching That Makes Sense, Inc. He writes on a wide variety of issues including literacy, technology, teaching methods, learning theory, and educational policy.


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Julie Bumgardner

Julie Bumgardner is a second grade teacher at Santa Fe Trail Elementary School in Independence, MO. She writes about reading, writing, and workshop-style teaching with primary age students.


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Suzanne Forman

Suzanne Forman teaches Language Arts and chairs the English Department at Kearney High School in Kearney, MO. She writes about issues in parenting and secondary literacy.


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Marilyn Lowrey

Marilyn Lowrey was a classroom teacher in the elementary grades for over 25 years and the former Director of Title I for the Independence Missouri School District. She writes about literacy and teacher professionalism.


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Jennifer Day

Jennifer Day is an elementary teacher and curriculum specialist in the Liberty School District in Liberty, Missouri. She writes about literacy, curriculum, and staff development.


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