Credits & Disclaimers

About the Authors—The Community of Professional Learners

Ricki Chapman
Title I Specialist, Region XVI Education Service Center
1601 South Cleveland - P.O. Box 30600
Amarillo, Texas 79120

Ruth G. Hinson, Director
Louisiana Alliance for Education Reform
Tulane University
6901 Willow Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Kristine A. Hipp
Associate Professor
Cardinal Stritch University
Graduate Education Department
6801 North Yates Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217

C.L. Jacoby
Highly regarded educator and individual, like Samuel E. Clements (Mark Twain)
Jacoby prefers to remain anonymous

Jane B. Huffman
Assistant Professor
University of North Texas
College of Education
1300 Highland #218A - P.O. Box 311337
Denton, Texas 65203

Anita M. Pankake
Department of Educational Administration
Texas A&M University - Commerce
Commerce, Texas 75429

Beth Sattes
Educational R&D Specialist
Appalachia Educational Laboratory
P.O. Box 1348
Charleston, West Virginia 25325

Jane Jeffress Thomas
P.O. Box 7
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 71065

Jody Westbrook
Visiting Professor, Our Lady of the Lake University
Consultant - Westbrook Associates
P.O. Drawer 519
La Coste, Texas 78039


Noted above are the primary authors of the stories in this book, who were supported and assisted by members of the SISS team: D’Ette Cowan, Grace Fleming, Tara Leo, Melanie Morrissey.

In addition, abundant credit is given to

Melissa Capers
Writer and Editor Extraordinnaire
3000 S. Randolph, Apt 232
Arlington, Virginia 22206

Melissa was designer, creator, cajoler, punctuation specialist, and all around great professional and person.
Special thanks are given to all of the individuals mentioned above for contributing their ideas, experiences, and dreams for their schools. Thanks also to all the educators from whom we learned—who are involved in the exciting work of making education more meaningful for teachers and students.

This publication was put together by Shirley Hord who is a Program Manager with Southwest Educational Development Laboratory's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Task 1: Building High-Performing Learning Communities in the Region.


This publication is based on work wholly sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, under contract number RJ9600680. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view of OERI, the Department, or any other agency of the U.S. Government.
The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to affording equal employment opportunities for all individuals in all employment matters.

Published in Multiple Mirrors: Reflections on the Creation of Professional Learning Communities