Catherine Baker is an editor, consultant and writer specialising in children’s reading development throughout the Primary years. She has worked in educational publishing for over 30 years, and has written over 50 books for children and teachers.
Lorna Hillman is William Murray’s daughter. Her twenty-year teaching career culminated in a primary school headship, after which she worked as a separation and loss counsellor. She is married, has two daughters and six grandchildren.
Melissa Mackey is an editor specialising in educational books for children in Primary school, with a particular focus on reading schemes. She has many years of experience working in educational publishing and has edited hundreds of books for children.
I have worked in ELT since 1998. I started as a teacher in a Language School in Spain and then moved onto a Private Language School in the UK where I taught English for Specific Purposes. I moved into training and began to train on ELT courses and then moved into Lecturing. I lectured for 5 years teaching Academic English and teaching on EFL degree modules. I now mainly work as a Consultant and trainer with projects on content development. I am looking forward to my next training project with Penguin to Pakistan this year.
Tony Murray is William Murray’s son. His earliest memories as a primary teacher were of William Murray’s Key Word research and of course Peter and Jane. He was a primary teacher, special school teacher and Primary head teacher. He then became a school inspector and for his entire career his father’s research, philosophy and work inspired him.
Vanessa Reis Esteves
Vanessa Reis Esteves has been teaching EFL in Portugal for the past 23 years and is currently teaching at Escola Superior de Educação. She holds a Master’s degree in Anglo American studies and is involved in teacher training in Europe, Asia and North Africa. She presently writes course material for EFL students and has written ETpedia: Young Learners with practical ideas on teaching YLs for Pavilion Publishing in the UK. Her areas of interest are teaching YLs, (Pre)Teens as well as Critical Thinking and 21st Century skills.