Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. With over 2.4 million books in print, she is the author of the award-winning ‘Learning to Get Along’ social skills series, and the character building ‘Being the Best Me’ series. Her newest release, ‘Making a Difference’, teaches kindness, respect, and purpose, and empowers children to make good choices, and to be their best. A new board book series, ‘Learning about Me and You’ is also available for preorder.
A former first-grade teacher, Cheri also taught education classes at Utah State University and supervised student teachers.
In 2008, her book Reach Out and Give won the Carol D. Reiser children’s book award. Learning Magazine named her series a finalist for the 2006 Teacher’s Choice Award. In 2005, Booklist named the Learning to Get Along books ‘Top 5 Character Education Series’. Several of the books are translated into Portuguese, Arabic, Korean, Slovak, Indonesian, Greek, Vietnamese, Pakistani, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese.
Cheri was born in Logan, Utah and lives in Maryland with her husband David. They have six children and eight grandchildren. She studied Humanities in London and at Stockholm University, graduating as a ‘University Scholar’ with High Honors in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University, and with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Gifted Education from Utah State University.