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Christopher Francis is an Australian born, junior/intermediate grade school teacher with a passion for writing and illustrating children's picture books, middle-grade and young adult novels. Growing up in Canada, he studied Classical Animation at Sheridan College before earning a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at McMaster and York University. His artwork and books can be viewed on his personal website: www.francisart.com
Holly Moniz is an Intermediate Teacher in the Halton DSB. Having attended school as a child in Oakville, Ontario she always dreamed of giving back to the community which motivated her to pursue her dreams of a career in Education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Education Degrees at Brock University, and later completed both her Reading and Social Studies Specialist accreditions to further enhance her practice. Holly combines her love of literacy, technology, and student voice to create engaging classroom opportunities for her 21st century learners. Her professional teaching & learning community can be followed on Twitter at @EFTMoniz.
Nicole Hamel is a teacher librarian in the Halton District school Board. She grew up in Hamilton but decided to teach in Burlington following in the footsteps of her Father. She attended McMaster University and completed an honors degree in history and then earned her bachelor of education degree at York University. After becoming a teacher librarian Nicole took her passion for children's literature and began to write curriculum companions to several children stories. She is a self proclaimed technology nerd and an avid book reader!
Nicole can be followed on Twitter using @NicoleHamel15 and on Pinterest at www.Pinterest.com/cole1529