Robert L. Fried, EdD is the author of many books and monographs on the art of teaching, including The Passionate Teacher, The Passionate Learner and The Game of School. Dr. Fried has been a professor of education at Northeastern University School of Education in Boston, as well as a consultant to universities and school districts on topics related to passionate teaching and authentic learning. He has also been Director of the New Hampshire State Office of Community Education. Dr. Fried earned an EdD from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an MA from the University of New Hampshire, and a BA from the City University of New York.
Kevin Johnson, EdD has been an educator in New Hampshire since 1978. He has taught first through eleventh grade in three public school systems. From 199t to 2013 he was the principal of Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in New London, NH. During that time he was recognized as a New Hampshire Elementary Principal of the Year and as a National Distinguished Principal. Dr. Johnson has provided workshops, seminars, and courses around the state and the nation. He has worked with school districts to improve teaching methods, alignment to common core standards, and pedagogical practices. He possesses a strong background in educational leadership, differentiated instruction, literacy, and cooperative learning. His current research is focused on effective instructional and emotional climates in the graduate classroom. Dr. Johnson earned an EdD in Educational Leadership from William Howard Taft University, a CAGS from the University of New Hampshire, and, from Plymouth State College, a Masters in Education, Elementary Education Certification and a Bachelors Degree in Social Science Education. His latest publications include: Differentiating the Kindergarten Classroom, A Study of Student Satisfaction with Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Classroom Interactions in a Graduate Studies Learning Community, and A Study of the Emotional Climate in the Graduate Studies Classroom.