At Blue Panda Press, we have more than 20 years’ experience in the education world—both in the classroom (K–12, Reading Specialist) and in educational publishing. We’re Holly and Joan, and we first met as freelancers working on a project for Scholastic: Best Ever Activities for Grades 2–3, a series of 10 books that went on to win a Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award. Having collaborated on hundreds of educational publishing projects since then, we formed Blue Panda Press with a common goal: to create products that reflect what decades of research and our own experiences as parents tell us—that play is essential not only to children’s physical development, but to their intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
With Blue Panda Press, we’re excited to be creating educational materials for teachers, kids, and families that take a playful approach to serious work—helping to nurture children’s naturally inquisitive minds and inspire thinking, learning, and having fun.
Educational Press Association Distinguished Achievement Awards & Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award
Joan has a B.S. from Le Moyne College and an M.S. from Syracuse University (Reading & Literacy), and recently completed the TEFL/TESOL Certificate Program (170 hrs.) at The University of Vermont. Holly graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with B.F.A. in Graphic Design.
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