I am a former classroom teacher and reading specialist, and I love to write about the elementary school world. I visit schools to encourage teachers and children to look at the stories all around them because I believe these are the most important ones of all. I’ve written poems and stories about pencils, bathrooms, book bags, sharing time, recess, the school bus, gym, and all the dramas that go on in classrooms everywhere. My school programs are an interactive celebration of this world, and I bring many funny props with me. One of them is a six foot inflatable pig from OUR PRINCIPAL PROMISED TO KISS A PIG. The kids are 100% involved when it is time for the principal to kiss Hamlet, the pig! I love to see the spirit of childhood in our schools, and my program is a celebration of this spirit!