Site Authors

The real story…

Gerald Aungst, M.Ed., is the Webmaster and Lead Designer for He is currently the Supervisor of Gifted and Elementary Mathematics in the Cheltenham School District in Elkins Park, PA. He also taught regular and gifted education classes for seventeen years in grades K through 5 in the Centennial School District in Warminster, PA. In addition to web design, Gerald serves as a small group leader and plays trombone in the worship team at his church. He also enjoys chocolate, home-roasted coffee, cooking, spending time with his family, blogging, and music.

Lauren Zucker, M.Ed., is the Research and Content Specialist for She is currently a Library Media Specialist in Centennial School District, and has also taught middle school and high school English. Lauren received the district’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2003 and was also a finalist for the 2008 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. She enjoys running, spending time at the beach, and traveling with her family.

Special thanks to the other librarians and teachers in Centennial who contributed to this project in many ways, including writing content and lesson plans, pilot testing lessons, and allowing us to work with their students.