OBJECTIVE

  • To write engaging, quality fiction and nonfiction at the elementary level

WRITING EXPERIENCE

  • Age of Learning. Wrote 9 leveled readers (2nd grade) for ABCmouse.com
  • IXL Learning. Wrote math story problems at the 5th and 6th grade levels
  • Published 80+ stories, articles, crafts, and activities in children’s magazines

TEACHING EXPERIENCE         

  • Four years as elementary classroom teacher (grades 3-5)
  • Three years as elementary Spanish teacher (grades k-4)

EDUCATION          

  • Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, Texas
  • B.S. in Education, specialization in Spanish

WRITING AWARDS

  • First Place. Kid’s Imagination Train spring contest, 2017.
  • Letter of Merit. SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition, 2015
  • Letter of Merit. SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition, 2014
  • Grant Recipient. Writing for the Educational Market, Highlights Foundation, 2013
  • Six-time Highlights Author of the Month. August, November 2011, September 2012, February, June 2016, February 2017
  • Highlights Fiction Contest, 2011
  • Fourth place, Children’s/YA Fiction category. 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 2009
  • Grant Recipient. Writers Workshop at Chautauqua, Highlights Foundation, 2009

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

  • Nonfiction Archeology. Kristen Fulton, Instructor, 2015
  • Writing for the Educational Market. Highlights Foundation, 2013
  • Writers Workshop at Chautauqua. Highlights Foundation, 2009
  • The Art of Writing Novels for Young Readers. Loft Literary Center, 2008
  • Intensive Picture Book Workshop. Anastasia Suen, Instructor, 2008
  • The Writer’s Wheel of Ten. Loft Literary Center, 2007
  • Loft Literary Center and U of MN Compleat Scholar, 2003

MEMBERSHIPS/ACTIVITIES    

  • SCBWI member, citizen scientist for Monarch Watch, kids writing club leader, sewing, cooking, music