About the Authors
Dr. Susan Franks, the coauthor of the reading section of this test preparation book, has a distinguished career as an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. Dr. Franks earned her Ed.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Elementary Education with a specialty in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Franks is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She has an ongoing program of consultant work with classroom teachers.In her early career, Dr. Franks played a major role in the development and implementation of a formal, written K?8 curriculum for the Choctaw Tribal School District, Choctaw, Mississippi.
Dr. Judith F. Robbins, coauthor of the GACE Basic Skills reading section, enjoys a long-term career as an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at the College of Education at Georgia Southern University where she conducts courses in Language Arts, with the additional focus on Lab School participation by student teachers. In addition, Dr. Robbins is a faculty member at the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University. The center is a uniquely faculty-driven institution that is dedicated to the inspiration and advancement of outstanding and innovative teachers. Her Ph.D. was earned at Florida State University with a major in Reading and Language Arts. Dr. Robbins is frequently invited to be a presenter at national and international conferences.
Drs. Franks and Robbins collaborate often on programs and publications for teachers.
Dr. Dana Sparkman, author of the mathematics portion of this book, has devoted her career to the education of teachers. Dr. Sparkman earned her Ph.D., with a major in Elementary Education, from the University of Alabama. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Sparkman teaches a full range of mathematics courses for future teachers. She is a current member of the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Georgia Educational Research Association. Dr. Sparkman often presents papers at international and national conferences.
Dr. Kymberly A. Harris, author of the writing portion of this book, earned her Ph.D. with a special emphasis on Interdisciplinary Education, at the University of Alabama. She is also a member of the Teaching and Learning Department at Georgia Southern University where she teaches, among others, the Practicum and Field Study courses. Dr. Harris is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.