Kim Whitney has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. She has extensive experience in progressive education including being a teacher in elementary education for six years, a learning specialist in a middle school for two years, an assistant principal in elementary education for two years and a principal at an elementary school for eight years. Kim has attended multiple seminars on discipline as well as brain research over the years and has been a guest speaker at educational seminars on the subjects. Kim loves traveling and is enjoying the motherhood adventure. She has combined her love of reading books and going to the beach in authoring this book.
The illustrator of this book, Deborah Allison, studied art in America and abroad. She has a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree in Painting and Graphic Design and a Masters Degree of Art in Design Illustration. For many years, she worked as an art director and designer, but now enjoys painting commissioned artwork and murals. Deborah is inspired by the beauty and energy of nature. Striking colors and unique perspectives are signatures of her work. As a mother of two boys, Deborah believes in the power of great books and vivid illustrations to develop young minds.