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About the Authors 

Sylvan Rainwater has been working with Clackamas County Family Literacy (an Even Start program administered by Clackamas County Head Start) for 8 years. Her primary job has been Adult Education in the classroom, teaching ESL and computers, and now she coordinates the Family Literacy program as well as continuing to teach Adult Ed. She worked on an earlier ESL Family Literacy curriculum guide, and is currently studying at Oregon State University towards a masters degree in Adult Education.   

Carol Mazer has coordinated the ever-changing Poder Family Literacy Program since its beginning in October, 1992. She has written curriculum, trained teachers and taught basic computer literacy in Spanish as well as ESL. She has also produced documentary videos.  

Mary Ann Phillips teaches ESL in an Even Start Family Literacy Program in Cornelius, OR. She has worked in the field of ESL and Family Literacy for ten years, primarily with Spanish-speaking families.  She has integrated technology into classrooms with only one computer/no Internet as well as in a computer lab setting.

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