Denisha Seals

Seals, Denisha-web

Denisha Seals is a spoken word artist, award-winning filmmaker and author who uses the power of her pen to lift the voices of the marginalized and victimized. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse and trauma, she advocates for more awareness and understanding of the emotional toll abuse victims experience, particularly children of color. Her uplifting […]

Michael Garland

Garland, Michael-web

Michael Garland is a bestselling author and illustrator of more than 30 children’s books, including the award-winning Get Off My Lawn! He has been on the New York Times bestseller list four times and has illustrated work for celebrity authors, including James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. Michael was born in Manhattan and studied art at Pratt Institute. He is […]

Kip “Mr. J” Jones

Jones, Kip-web

Kip Jones, a.k.a.‘Mr. J,’ is a guidance counselor at Alcoa Elementary School in Alcoa, Tennessee, where he resides with his family. Mr. J. uses what he calls “bibliorhymology” in his Willie Bohanon books, an Urban Character Education series that also includes a rap song, dance and worksheets. The Urban Character Education series is a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient. […]

Kimberly Delude

Delude, Kimberly-web

Kimberly Delude, MA, CCC-SLP, worked for a national sports team before earning her MA at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Department of Education. Kimberly has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association, and works as a Speech Language Pathologist in the public schools. Kimberly’s entertaining yet effective teaching style is evident […]

Kat McGrady

Kat McGrady, ED.D, LCPC, NCC, has experience as an educator, school counselor, and mental health therapist. Her dedication to child and adolescent well-being and to education is evident in her work to provide parents, youth-care professionals, and youth with individualized strategies and evidence-based practices in order to promote growth and success. Currently, Kat works in […]

Jennifer Law

Law, Jennifer-web

Jennifer Law is an elementary school counselor in Iowa with more than 15 years of experience! Jennifer loves that her role allows her the opportunity to watch students grow from kindergarteners to 5th graders. Her work with students struggling to handle feelings of anger inspired her to write her first book, Pause Power. Through her work […]

Bryan Smith

Smith, Bryan-web

Bryan Smith comes from a family of educators. He has worked in education for the past 22 years. Bryan began his career as an elementary school teacher before realizing he had a passion for helping children deal with difficult issues. He has since spent 17 years as an elementary school counselor, where he teaches students […]

Billie Pavicic

Pavicic, Billie-web

Billie Pavicic earned her MA in Counseling from Marymount University. With nearly a decade of experience as an elementary school counselor, Billie incorporates her experience and creativity in the lessons she incorporates in her children’s books and activities. This busy mother of two enjoys writing and all things strange and unusual, and her series, Parker Plum, […]

Ashley Bartley

Bartley, Ashley-web

Ashley Bartley, M.Ed., NCC is a school counselor whose writing has been published in The Joyful Life Magazine and on the Kindred Mom Blog. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from The University of Virginia and her M.Ed. in School Counseling from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she grew up. […]

Cookie icon

Please note that we use cookies necessary for the functioning of our website and to optimize performance. To learn more about our cookies and how we use them, please read our Privacy Policy.