Debra Renner Smith

Meet the Authors


Patricia M. Cunningham is a Professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has over 30 years of experience, taught in various elementary grades and remedial reading, and was a curriculum coordinator and director of reading. Her major professional goal is promoting literacy for all children and currently engages in Four-Blocks® workshops and staff development with educators.


Debra Renner Smith taught second grade in Michigan for twelve years. She also worked to develop curriculum using the Four-Blocks® Literacy Model linked to Michigan standards. Deb is currently involved in Four-Blocks® workshops and staff development with teachers and administrators across the United States