Tina Shepardson has 29 years of experience as an educator and has served on many district and community committees. She continues to learn a great deal from children, witnessing their growth before and after the introduction of interactive screen devices. She also sees parents' concern in addressing the need to balance life and technology.
Tina is a graduate of and course assistant for the Children's Book Academy, a member of SCBWI, an Admin for the Debut Picture Book Study Group, a member of 12x12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, Storystorm, and KidLit College. In addition, Tina is a volunteer with The Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County, Book Buddies, and a 2016 recipient of New York State's Teacher of Excellence Award.
Currently teaching middle school, Tina lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband, daughter, and two Akitas. In her spare time, she can be found walking Hank and Madeleine, spending time at camp with her family, eating chocolate and enjoying the latest snowstorm.
News & Updates
In January 2018, Tina was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled "Parents’ Dilemma: When to Give Children Smartphones: The battle for the attention of America’s children pits parents against some of the world’s most advanced companies. It is a fight as lopsided as it sounds."