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by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Cindy A. Strickland
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Carol Ann Tomlinson, EdD, is Professor of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the University of Virginia and was a public school teacher for 21 years. In 1974, she was Virginia's Teacher of the Year. During Carol's time in public school, she taught in many differentiated classrooms and directed district-level programs for struggling and advanced learners. Today, as co-director of the University of Virginia Summer Institute on Academic Diversity, she works with an international community of educators committed to academically responsive classrooms.
In addition to the other books in the Differentiation in Practice series, Carol has authored the ASCD books How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms (with Susan Allan), and Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom. She consulted on and authored facilitator's guides for ASCD video staff development sets and developed ASCD's Professional Inquiry Kit on Differentiated Instruction.
Carol can be reached at Curry School of Education, The University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400277, Charlottesville, VA, 22904, or via e-mail at
Cindy A. Strickland is pursuing her doctorate in educational psychology with an emphasis in gifted education at the University of Virginia and serves as teaching assistant to Carol Ann Tomlinson. She is an international consultant in the areas of differentiation of instruction, the Parallel Curriculum Model, and gifted education.
Cindy has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She has taught music, French, humanities, and gifted education to elementary through college-age students.
Her ASCD publications include the online course Success with Differentiation and a unit in the book Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 5–9. Cindy's other publications include In Search of the Dream: Designing Schools and Classrooms that Work for High Potential Students from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds and The Parallel Curriculum Model in the Classroom: Applications Across the Content Areas.
Cindy can be reached via e-mail at
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