Literacy Specialist, English, ESL/ELL, Creative Writing Teacher Grades 6-12 • Award-Winning Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult Author Author Website: http://kimberlydana.com • Supervising Teacher/Mentor
My teaching style is hands-on, student-centered, literacy-based instruction that aligns with Common Core standards while addressing the differentiated needs of all students. I invite teachers to visit my author website at http://kimberlydana.com where I have writing tips for kids and other classroom goodies!
Teacher of the Year – Los Angeles, CA 2010 National Eddy Award • California State Assembly Teaching Award, 2007 • Honorable Mention in Manchester Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women • National Nominating Committee, National Young Leaders State Conference in California and Tennessee • Featured in Entertainment Weekly for Student Poetry Website “Reviews in Rhyme” • National Council of Teachers of English – Author of “Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes” • Winner of John Huzzard Graduate Award for Best Thesis in Literature, Millersville University • Featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers • W.E.L. – Women in Educational Leadership • Multi-Award Winning Children's Picture Book - Pretty Dolls (Tate Publishing, 2011) by Reader Views, Character Building Counts, E.P.I.C., Pacific Northwest Writers Association • Best Young Adult Book - Cheerage Fearage (Wild Child Publishing, 2012) by New York Festival of Books, Readers Favorite, Writers Digest • Best Young Adult Book - Lucy and CeCee's How to Survive (and Thrive in Middle School (iUniverse, 2012) by San Francisco Festival of Books, New York Book Festival, Editor's Choice, Rising Star
Administrative Certification • Millersville University, Millersville, PA – M.S. in English Education • Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA – Certification in Secondary Education/English/ESL • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN – B.A. in English, Minor in Communications • Dean’s List, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honorary Society • International Study Program, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Featured on NBC’s More at Midday as a middle school tween expert, Kimberly Dana is a multi-award-winning young adult and children's author. She is published by the National Council of Teachers of English, Parenthood, Your Teen, About Families, SI Parent, Sonoma Family Life, and the recipient of several writing honors from Writers Digest, Reader Views, the Pacific Northwest Writes Association, and various international book festivals. Other affiliations include the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition, where she serves as a judge for the annual eBook competition. Kimberly’s most recent books include her YA thriller, Cheerage Fearage, middle grade novel Lucy and CeCee’s How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School, and the delightful picture book, Pretty Dolls, voted Best Children’s Book of the Year by Reader Views and Character Building Counts. A lover of photography and experimental cooking, Kimberly lives in Nashville and Los Angeles with her husband and spoiled shih tzu. Kimberly Dana's teaching products have been featured in Common Core News.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Library Sciences, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Library Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Coaching, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading