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Curriculum Developer and Writer

Sandhya Nankani
Curriculum Developer/Writer

Sandhya is an AEP-award winning writer, editor, and K-12 curriculum consultant based in New York City. Her clients include the New York Times Learning Network, Scholastic Inc., Weekly Reader Publishing, Wright Group/McGraw Hill Publishing, and Holt McDougal. A graduate of Columbia University's undergraduate program and its School of International and Public Affairs, she has over ten years of combined experience in the fields of education, journalism, and educational publishing. More information is available at her blog and her website .

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The Project Research Professor

Dr. Louis Cristillo
Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of International and Transcultural Studies

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The Student Press Initiative

Kerry McKibbin
Director of Programs, Student Press Initiative

Kerry has been a literacy coach and curriculum consultant in NYC public schools for the past five years and, prior to that, taught in both New York City and Southeast Asia before joining the Student Press Initiative at Teachers College . As Director of Programs with SPI, she brings years of experience in the field of educational oral history and project-based learning to her work. She is the author of Project Notes: Conducting Oral History in the Secondary Classroom.

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Jim Fenner
Director of Production, Student Press Initiative

Jim Fenner is the Director of Production for the Student Press Initiative. A graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia's Teachers College , Jim's work with SPI has brought him into collaboration with thousands of talented student authors, artists, teachers and community leaders across the country. This year, Jim is developing a web-based tool to help teachers around the world in their efforts to bring their students through the process of publication. Visit for more information.

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Curriculum Guide Website Designer

Chris Mobley, Web Designer

Chris Mobley has ten years experience in web design, including multimedia design and development. Chris studied web, multimedia and graphic design at CSU, Chico, and has a BA in English and Technical Communication.

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Special Thanks

Thanks to everyone at Project Seven : great innovators with CSS standards and their CSS compliant tools. And special thanks to Sandhya Nankani and Jim Fenner for their help with the website content and artwork.

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