Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz are the authors of Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice, which is available from Stenhouse Publishers. They live 565 miles apart and have been blogging about the teaching of writing together since 2007. To read more about Ruth and Stacey, please scroll down this page.
Ruth Ayres has been in education since 2000. Her first years were spent teaching seventh graders language arts. Currently she is a writing coach for Wawasee School District, located in northern Indiana. Ruth has a M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership and a B.S. in Secondary Education, both from Indiana University. She has gleaned much knowledge from the professional development offered by the All-Write Consortium. When not in schools, she is home with her husband and three young children.
Stacey Shubitz lives is a certified literacy specialist and a former classroom teacher. She taught fifth grade at P.S. 171 in East Harlem, NY and fourth grade at The Learning Community in Central Falls, RI. In addition to her work as a literacy consultant, she has worked as an adjunct professor at Penn State – Harrisburg. Stacey has a M.A. in Literacy Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, a M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education from Hunter College of the City of New York, and a B.A. in Communication from The George Washington University. She is on the editorial review board for The Language and Literacy Spectrum, the New York State Reading Association’s Journal. A Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor, Stacey presents at local, state, and national conferences and has had articles published in Instructor Magazine, the Responsive Classroom Newsletter and in Statement. Stacey resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.