Published in SEDL Letter Volume XIII, Number 2, October 2001, Teachers - They matter most

Wesley A. Hoover, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Joyce S. Pollard, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Institutional Communications

Leslie Asher Blair, M.A.

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