Lorraine Loria has taught for over 25 years. Most of her experience has been working with young children-Pre-K-2nd grade. She has been an education coordinator, early literacy coach and classroom teacher in a variety of settings throughout her career. She loves writing and drawing and is presently co-owner of Piccolo Tales Publications. Bonnie Spino has her BFA in studio art and Master's in Curriculum Design from the University of Tennessee. She has been an artist in the Knoxville, Tennessee area for many years. Before devoting herself to full-time painting, Bonnie taught art in private and public schools. Bonnie is presently co-owner of Piccolo Tales Publications.
Both Lorraine and Bonnie enjoy creating engaging classroom environments. They both desire to build a classroom community where meaningful learning occurs for each child and there are ample opportunities for of hands-on experiences.
Lorraine won a team work award in 2001
Lorraine Loria has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education with a clear Professional Multiple Subject teaching credential and a Master Teaching Permit in Child Development. Bonnie Spino has a BFA in Studio Art and a MA in Curriculum Design
Piccolo Tales Publications began when two cousins, Bonnie Spino and Lorraine Loria, decided to merge their talents. Piccolo Tales Publications desires to create quality books and products for children that address important issues facing children today.Check out their website at piccolotales.com