Dr. Nessel is Director of Early Education for The ISHK and senior editor of the Hoopoe Books curriculum. She is an associate of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, where she focuses on teaching reading and writing as thinking processes in grades K-12.
Dr. Nessel has written several books and classroom resources for teachers and a number of articles that have appeared in professional journals. Her most recent publications include the co-authored Thinking Strategies for Student Achievement (Corwin, 2007) and the co-authored Using the Language Experience Approach with English Language Learners (Corwin, 2008). She is currently collaborating on a theory-into-practice book on comprehension.
Dr. Nessel received her B.A. degree in English from Illinois State University, her M.Ed. degree in Reading from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading) from the University of Delaware.
KOR is a non-profit, non-political NGO registered with the government of Afghanistan (Ministry of Economy). KOR started its activities for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan and Afghans in Afghanistan in 1992, publishing books for universities and children.
KOR is a well-known organization in the field of publication as well as in drug and HIV/AIDS awareness, training and treatment.
Wahida Ahmadi – Finance and Administration
Shane de Haven – Secretary and Administrative Assistant
Jonathan Russell – Graphic Design and Layout
Robert Ornstein – Financial Director
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