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Meet Our Editors and Staff

Editorial Board Members

Wayne Au - wayne.wk.au@gmail.com
Wayne Au, a former public high school social studies and language arts teacher, is an Assistant Professor in the Education Program at the University of Washington, Bothell Campus. He is editor of Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice, co-editor of Rethinking Our Classrooms Volume 1 (Revised and Expanded Edition), and writes regularly for Rethinking Schools. Wayne is also author and editor of many academic articles and books, and his most recent book, Critical Curriculum Studies: Curriculum, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing, was published by Routledge in 2011.

Melissa Bollow Tempel - melissa@rethinkingschools.org
Melissa Bollow Tempel teaches bilingual 1st grade at La Escuela Fratney in Milwaukee. She is the mother of two girls and an active member of the Educator's Network for Social Justice.

Linda Christensen - lchrist@aol.com
Linda Christensen is Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. During her thirty year career in Portland Public Schools, she taught language arts at Jefferson and Grant High Schools and worked as Portland's Language Arts Coordinator.

Helen Gym - hgbf@aol.com
Helen Gym is a parent and community activist in Philadelphia, PA, where she is a co-founder of Parents United for Public Education, a citywide parents group, and serves on the board of Asian Americans United. She is also a frequent writer and contributor in media circles, including the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, of which she is a former editor.

Stan Karp - stan.karp@gmail.com
Stan Karp taught English and Journalism to high school students in Paterson, New Jersey for 30 years. He is currently Director of the Secondary Reform Project for New Jersey's Education Law Center.

David Levine - dlevine1952@gmail.com
David Levine, whose research interests include urban education and American Educational history, has recently retired from teaching social foundations courses in the education department of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.

Larry Miller - larry@rethinkingschools.org
Larry Miller taught for over 18 years in Milwaukee Public Schools. He is now an elected school board member for Milwaukee Public Schools and is an adjunct for Marquette College of Education and National Louis University.

Bob Peterson - repmilw@aol.com
Bob Peterson is the President of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association. Prior to his election, he taught fifth grade at the La Escuela Fratney in Milwaukee, and is a founding editor of Rethinking Schools.

Stephanie Walters - stephwalters69@gmail.com
Stephanie Walters is an Organizer at the Wisconsin Education Association Council. She is a co-editor of The New Teacher Book and Keeping the Promise.

Dyan Watson - watson@lclark.edu
Dyan Watson, a former social studies high school teacher, is an Assistant Professor of Education at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education in Portland, Oregon.

 

Editorial Associates

Grace Cornell Gonzales - grace@rethinkingschools.org
Grace Cornell Gonzales is a bilingual elementary school teacher in San Francisco, CA.

Jesse Hagopian - jesse@rethinkingschools.org
Jesse Hagopian teaches history at Seattle's Garfield High School. He is a founding member of the Social Equality Educators (SEE), and a contributing author to Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History.

Adam Sanchez - adam.m.sanchez@gmail.com
Adam Sanchez teaches history at Madison High School in Portland, Oregon. He is a founding member of Portland Area Social Equality Educators and a contributing author to 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History.

Rita Tenorio - rmmt@aol.com
Rita Tenorio has taught at the elementary level for over 30 years. She recently retired from her position as principal at La Escuela Fratney in Milwaukee.

Kathy M. Xiong - KathyX@rethinkingschools.org
Kathy M. Xiong is a nationally board-certified special education teacher in Milwaukee, WI. She is involved in Educators' Network for Social Justice and the national network of Teacher Activist Groups.

Moé Yonamine - moeyonamine@gmail.com
Moé Yonamine teaches Social Studies at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon. She writes regularly for Rethinking Schools and is the mother of four.

 

Editorial Staff

Bill Bigelow - bill@rethinkingschools.org
Curriculum Editor

Bill Bigelow is curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and author or co-editor of several Rethinking Schools books: A People's History for the Classroom, The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration, Rethinking Columbus, Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World, and Rethinking Our Classrooms--Volumes 1 and 2. Bigelow lives in Portland, Oregon, and has taught high school social studies since 1978.

Jody Sokolower - jody@rethinkingschools.org
Managing Editor

Jody Sokolower is the Managing Editor at Rethinking Schools. A long-time anti-imperialist activist, Jody has taught middle school, high school and adult learners in the San Francisco Bay Area, including six years at Berkeley High. As a writer/editor, she has worked at the University of California-Berkeley AIDS Health Project, Golden Gate University and Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Business Staff

Rachel Kenison - rachel@rethinkingschools.org
Marketing Director
Rachel Kenison is the Director of Marketing and Outreach for Rethinking Schools. She has spent over fifteen years working in the educational publishing industry bringing additional knowledge from her experiences as a teacher. She is passionate about supporting small, local farms and the businesses that support them.

Tegan Dowling - tegan@rethinkingschools.org
Office manager

Tegan Dowling is the Office Manager for Rethinking Schools. She "thinks globally and acts locally" by supporting Milwaukee-based small businesses and non-profits with technology development.

Mike Trokan - mike@rethinkingschools.org
Business Manager

Michael Trokan is the Business Manager for Rethinking Schools. He has an extensive background in community organizing around peace and social justice issues, including the United Farmworkers of America, Milwaukee Justice and Peace Center, Milwaukee Mobilization for Survival, (now Peace Action-Wisconsin,) and Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community. He has been on staff since 1990.