Scott Mandel has been a teacher, administrator, and an in-service leader. For the past 35 years, he has taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he teaches English, history and musical theatre. He received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Southern California. His current areas of professional specialization include new-teacher training; improving test taking and study skills; classroom management; and teaching methodologies. A National Board Certified teacher for over 20 years, Scott is the author of eleven previous teacher education books and is the founder and developer of Teachers Helping Teachers (teachershelpingteachers.info), a web site for educators. Teachers Helping Teachers has been offering lesson plans, educational links and inspiration since 1995.