Children’s Author, Teacher, and Presenter, with a firm understanding of child                development, effective teaching techniques, and the Common Core state           standards.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Early and Middle Childhood Education from           The Ohio State University.

Professional Experience: Freelance Writer

Author of children’s books:
Once Upon an Elephant: Arbordale, 2015
Simply Shea, MeeGenius, TBA
Beco’s Big Year: A Baby Elephant Turns One, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 2010
The Pig and Miss Prudence, Star Bright Books, 2008
Contributor to craft and activity books:
Nancy Drew: Hollywood Head Scratchers and Still Sleuthing, Simon Scribbles, 2007
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Thimbletack and Hogsqueal, Simon Scribbles, 2008
Nonfiction articles and crafts in children’s magazine, Highlights for Children, web content for children’s web sites and craft websites

Book reviews: Junior Library Guild, New York Journal of Books

Teacher’s Book Guides: Junior Library Guild, including correlating books to state           standards
Business writing, copywriting, and editing:
Xcelerate Media
School Street Media
Mid-Ohio FoodBank
Our History Awakens
Cross International
Simon Scribbles books
Teacher’s guides, Junior Library Guild
Educational puzzles for Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Speaker and Teacher:                                                                                                                                  The Dublin Literacy Conference
Northern Ohio SBCWI Conference
Small Museum Association
Central Ohio Writer’s of Children’s Literature Conference
Michigan Association for Media in Education Conference
Invited speaker and teacher in schools throughout Ohio