Wendy Fiore lives in a small town in New England with her busy family of champion swimmer daughters, her landscape architect triathlete husband, and her hyper yet loveable Samoyed. She teaches spin and yoga classes to help her build up the energy needed to keep up with her family. During the day, she teaches language arts in a school ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. From preschoolers to middle school students, she has taught every student that each of us has a story to tell — to keep our eyes open and not miss one meaningful moment whether it is a monumental occasion (saving a baby deer from the neighbor’s ravenous dog) or the ordinary (playing jacks in the driveway with your grandmother). In her experiences of teaching, she has learned to write her own stories down, capturing all the precious, all the silly, all the quirky, and even the commonplace moments that her crazy life offers.
Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in English, and a 6th year degree for a Reading and Language Arts Consultant. She develops language arts curriculums, creates professional development for teachers and principals, and coaches teachers and para-educators in the best practices for language arts instruction. She has attended Teachers College at Columbia University institutes, soaking in all that the experts such as Lucy Calkins, Ralph Fletcher, and Donald Murray have to offer in language arts, the teaching of reading and writing, staff development and school reform, and has taught Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop for twenty years.
You can follow her on Twitter at @WendyWendy1 as well as following her blog at http://gigliowhitelily.wordpress.com

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