I received my BA in education from National Louis University and my MS in reading/literacy from Bank Street College of Education. I have been a first- and second-grade and full-day kindergarten teacher. As an administrator, I worked as an educational facilitator for four years. I have been a freelance writer for the American Library Association since 2012 and I have written discussion guides and activity guides for Scholastic. Most recently I worked in a school library and tutored students as a learning specialist.