Ruth Culham has written over 40 books and best-selling resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection for countless educators around the globe. Her groundbreaking work with the writing traits and writing from reading is the culmination of 40 years of research, practice, and passion.
Along with new writing projects such as Traits Crates Plus (K-5), The Writing Thief and Dream Keepers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, Ruth conducts professional development for schools and districts, and was the 2016 Department Editor for the professional journal Reading Teacher.
Ruth is president of Culham Writing Company and former Unit Manager of the Assessment Program at Education Northwest in Portland, Oregon. She was English Teacher of the Year in Montana, one of the highlights of her 19-year teaching career. Culham holds specialty degrees in Library Science and Elementary, Middle and Secondary English Education.