Tracey Jones-Adzaho has spent the last three decades teaching English to middle and high school students. As a dedicated teacher at Foshay Learning Center and Coordinator for the NAI program, she fuses her educational and professional experiences to impact young minds. In this capacity she incorporates the development of critical thinking skills to all of her students. Mrs. Jones-Adzaho’s passion and purpose is fueled by her steadfast belief that when people are educated, they can significantly contribute to their families and society in various aspects and fields, thus creating a stable and stimulating community. She leads by example, earning a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from California State University.
Becky Goetzinger is the Senior Content Specialist – Family Engagement at the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Her work focuses on creating high-quality professional learning for K-12 educators. Becky brings 24 years of experience as classroom teacher, reading interventionist, and instructional coach to NCFL. During her career, she taught elementary, middle, and high school. She has also served an adjunct professor teaching educator-preparation courses at the collegiate level. Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in Reading Education from the University of Louisville, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Social Change from Bellarmine University. Becky lives in Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes, traveling, cheering for her favorite team (Go Cats!), and spending time with family and friends.
Andrew Donnelly is a Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. He holds a PhD in English from Harvard University and was a Mellon ACLS Public Fellow at the National Book Foundation, where he worked with NBF’s educational programs. He was a high school English teacher in Arkansas and continues to work with the Freedom Project Network of youth empowerment programs in Mississippi.
Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox, winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She co-translated Yi Won’s The World’s Lightest Motorcycle, which won the 2022 Translation Grand Prize from the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. Cancio-Bello has received fellowships from the NEA, Kundiman, Knight Foundation, and American Literary Translators Association, and her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, the New York Times, and more. She is co-director for the Adoptee Literary Festival and PEN America Miami/South Florida Chapter, and a program manager for Miami Book Fair. (Photo credit: Margarita Corporan)