Lower School Visiting Author Program
About the Program
Stuart Third Grade Teacher Aileen O'Shea launched the Lower School Visiting Author Program in 2017 to bring a children's author to visit with students in Early Childhood and the Lower School. Having an author visit inspires students in their own writing and helps them understand the process of writing and the importance of re-writing (and re-writing and re-writing). It allows them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of a given author, then find out from the author herself where she found inspiration. They have the chance to formulate and pose relevant questions to the authors. Since the authors so far have been female, this series also gives our students tangible role models who can inspire and encourage a love for writing.
2019-2020: Barbara DiLorenzo, author of Renato the Lion
2018-2019: Anica Mrose Rissi, author of Anna Banana