Wiley Blevins, who holds an Ed.M. from Harvard, is an early reading specialist with a background in adaptive technology. He taught elementary school in both the United States and South America, and was Educational Director for both Scholastic and McGraw-Hill. Wiley has written and edited many phonics and reading materials, and is the author of Phonics From A to Z and Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades. He is also coauthor with Alice Boynton on several nonfiction professional resources, including Teaching Informational Text. In addition, Wiley writes trade books for children. He lives in New York City. For more information, go to wileyblevins.com.