Bert Crossland holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Baylor University. He holds a Ph.D. in Reading Education and Children’s Literature from the University of North Texas. Bert is a former elementary school teacher. Since 1987, he has been a part of the educational publishing industry having worked for a variety of companies. Since 2007, Bert and his colleagues have been supporting Illinois educators with high quality products and professional development.