Liz Plaster, MEd, is a 30-year veteran early childhood professional. Experience as a teacher, mentor, and administrator in a variety of settings has given her the opportunity to work with many children and adults. An innovative and motivational workshop leader and presenter on the national level, she also coaches and consults. Rick Krustchinsky has taught at the elementary, junior high, and college levels for over 30 years and is currently a professor of education at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He holds a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi.