Kathy taught 5th grade in the Salem, MA, school system for 19 years, being honored as lead teacher at her school and taught in Peabody, Beverly, and Hamilton/Wenham the preceding six years. Her consistent “kids first” attitude made her a favorite of not only the kids, but many others from administration to other teachers to visiting authors. Kathy’s dedication to her students led to her creation of a valuable system to help spark students’ imagination and growth. She brought yoga, meditation and breathing exercises into her classroom for many years. Students benefitted greatly, with one principal calling her classroom The Peaceable Kingdom.