Heather K. Olson Beal is a Professor of Education Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. She teaches courses in educational foundations, family and community engagement, and educational policy and advocacy. Her scholarship examines the issues of school choice, second language education, and the experiences of women and mothers in academia. She has three feisty and bighearted children who guide and shape her scholarship and teaching.
Lauren E. Burrow is an associate professor of elementary education at Stephen F. Austin State University, and a MotherScholar of three. As an Engaged Scholar, her teaching, service, and scholarship intersect to explore best practices for teacher education through a social in/justice lens.
Chrissy Cross is an associate professor of education at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, science and math curriculum and instruction, and student rights. Her research and pedagogy have been published in Bioscene, ACUBE, and Science and Children. Dr. Cross advocates in her community for student rights and volunteers in the community by helping facilitate an annual free youth community writing workshop called Barrio Writers.
Amber Wagnon is a motherscholar and an assistant professor of secondary education. Her research interests include education activism, literacy, and teacher education.