Stephanie Parsons is the author of Introduction to Writing Workshop, Grades 3-5, a course on Heinemann's Digital Campus. She knows the big goals we have for students—and the joy and pride we feel when they reach them. As a literacy consultant, a former staff developer with Lucy Calkins and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and a former teacher, she loves working alongside teachers and children to discover new ways of teaching. She hopes you will feel the power of transformative teaching along with your students. Stephanie is the author of the Heinemann titles First Grade Readers, Second Grade Writers, and First Grade Writers as well as a coauthor with Lucy Calkins of Units of Study for Primary Writing, classroom materials from firsthand. After attending Yale University and Teachers College at Columbia University, she became a first grade teacher at P.S. 321 in Brooklyn. She is now a reading and writing staff developer working with elementary schools in New York City and across the country.