Dr. Calder Stegemann is an associate professor at Thompson Rivers University teaching in the School of Education. She has been a general and special education teacher in both public and private settings, worked as a consultant for school districts, and provided professional development opportunities across Western Canada. For the last 20 years she has been an instructor at Thompson Rivers University sharing her expertise with both pre- and in-service teachers. She has taught and present nationally and internationally. Research interests include inclusive and special education, interventions for reading and math disabilities, teacher dispositions and teacher education admission procedures, and most recently educational neuroscience. Her most recent publication is a co-authored module for the Pearson Teacher Education Series titled Students at Risk in the Classroom.
Dr. AuCoin is an assistant professor at la Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université de Moncton. She began her career as a teacher and later developed her passion for inclusive education when she started working with students of different cognitive and physical abilities as a resource teacher in the North-West Territories. In 2012, she co-authored with Dr. Gordon Porter a report on inclusive education in New Brunswick, Strengthening Inclusion, Strengthening Schools. She has since worked province-wide with principals and resource teachers to implement the recommendations of their report. Her research interests deal with inclusive leadership, policies and pedagogical strategies.