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Sharon Wynne, President
President of XAMonline since 1996, Ms. Wynne transitioned from teaching to publishing following an intensive entrepreneurship program sponsored by the Center for Technology, Enterprise and Development, Inc., a not-for-profit economic development agency. After completing rigorous training with Harvard lawyers and Kellogg business leaders, Ms. Wynne, who had to be re-certified when she moved from Connecticut to Florida, drew on her personal certification study experience, utilized every available resource, and poured all of her energy to provide a solution for teachers seeking certification. Her hard work paid off when she was named the Center’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996 for Palm Beach County, where she also was a teacher in general science.

From Ms. Wynne’s humble publishing beginnings, photocopying and binding study guides at the local print shop, her determination has grown XAMonline to include 300 titles. In 2008, over 1,500 writers, all certified teachers, were on board to assist with writing, copyediting, and designing XAMonline’s PRAXIS and state-specific guides. What began as a cumbersome study process on her certification test—collecting dozens of text books and compiling copious notes—turned into a flourishing business that meets an essential need, comprehensive preparation materials for teachers obtaining their certification. Ms. Wynne’s mantra is “if you put in the time and take advantage of every opportunity presented, you will succeed.”

She received both her M.S. and B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.

Harte Weiner, Ph.D., Editing Consultant
Dr. Weiner joined XAMonline in October of 2007 as managing editor and editing consultant. During her time with XAMonline, she has overseen the re-edit of 72 best selling guides. In addition to contributing certain written pieces, she was responsible for the final stylistic, factual and grammatical edits. She selected, assigned and communicated with editors, designed guidelines for Copy Editors and Senior Editors, supervised in-house staff and oversaw budgeting operations.

She received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University, and her M.F.A in Poetry from Columbia University, where she also completed a two year writing fellowship. A Harvard University Exchange Scholar, Dr. Weiner attended Harvard’s Graduate School for English and American Literature and Language, where she also received her B.A.

She has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University, teaching advanced classes on Modernism and American Expatriates; Adjunct Lecturer for the English Department at Harvard University; and at Tufts University she served as Lecturer for the English Department and taught English Composition One and Two, with an emphasis on finding a voice and subsequently reviewing and perfecting forms of college prose writing. While at Tufts, she also conducted an Interactive workshop using a thematic rubric of “Differences as Explored through Literature.” Dr. Weiner was also a four year Ph.D. Teaching Fellow at Stanford.

In addition to her higher education experience, she has completed secondary and enrichment instruction for programs such as CambridgeEditors Advanced Poetry Summer Workshop and Cambridge Center of Adult Education, and has served as Academic Non-Resident Tutor at Harvard University, Feature Editor and Faculty Associate of Newton South High’s award-winning school newspaper, Denebola, and Co-director of the Writing Center at Stanford University. Currently, Dr. Weiner is Lead Editor of CambridgeEditors, a small business experience that involves editing dissertations, manuscripts, creative work, and non-fiction and Contributing Editor of American Journal Experts.

John Wynne, Vice President of Sales

“Last spring I instructed a group of students to go to the bookstore and compare several NYSTCE Study Guides and then tell me which guide they thought was most useful. The WINNER was XAMonline.com.”

Janet Drummond, Director of Certification at Aldephi University School of Education

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