Resume

Julia Garstecki

julia@juliagarstecki.com

My goal: To create content that inspires, entertains, and motivates the curious.

Publications include:

Black Rabbit Books: Some of the series I have completed include: “American Fighting Forces” “The Disgusting Crafter” “Super Cars” “Build Your Own Fun” “Build Your Own…” “Elite Forces”

Quarto Publishing: “Science in a Jar: 35+ Experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Weather, and the Environment” (AAAS/Subaru Finalist for Excellence in Hands-On Science Writing, 2019) “Pick, Spit, and Scratch: The Science of Disgusting Habits” “Sniff, Lick and Scratch: The Science of Disgusting Animal Habits” “Burp, Spit and Fart: The Science Behind the Gross Things Babies Do”

Capstone: Waves in Motion: “Light Waves at Work” “Radio Waves at Work” and the series “Fast Facts about Bugs and Spiders”

Heinemann: Pending 2021

Social Studies School Service: Various textbooks, comic books, activities for students

Other titles include:

“Life During the Industrial Revolution”

“Life in Colonial America”

“Rev Up Your Writing in Informational Texts”

“Rev Up Your Writing in Nonfiction Narratives”

“George Washington Carver: World-famous Botanist and Agricultural Inventor”

“Charles Drew: Distinguished Surgeon and Blood Researcher”

“The Complete Guide to Titanic”

Activities and Assessments

McDonald Publishing: Citing Evidence and Making Inferences poster set, projects pending

Words & Numbers: Assessment passages  grades 4-8

Wisewire Developmental Editor: Teacher Resources ELA Grade One

Jump Start Press 2013: Oliver Twist: An Adaptation  For sixth graders aligning with the Common Core Children in Time and Place   For sixth graders aligning with the Common Core

Other articles:

“The Infertile Mother’s Day” Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

Thrive Magazine: “Bullied Not Broken” “Sibling Rivalry” “Your Child’s Education: Fully Customizable” “Tales of Toilet Training”

Scholastic Parent & Child “Click”

Babygooroo.com “Autism 101”

Numerous parenting articles. Samples available upon request.

Other work experience:

Daemen College Professional Writing Coach 2019-present

Goodwin College Adjunct Instructor Developmental Reading and Composition Courses 2015-2019

Jamestown School District Special Education Teacher Washington Middle School 2013-2014

Jamestown Community College Adjunct Professor  Reading Department 2011-2013

State University of New York at Fredonia Student Supervisor 2007-2013

SUNY  Fredonia Adjunct Professor  Education Department 2003-2006

Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher  1999-2004  Bemus Point Elementary School

Fourth Grade Teacher 1996-1998  Lakeview Elementary School 

Education:

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM: SPECIAL EDUCATION SUNY Buffalo 2011

MASTERS DEGREE READING SUNY Fredonia 2003

BACHELOR OF ARTS Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1991-1995

Major:  ELEMENTARY EDUCATION   Minors:  BIOLOGY/ENGLISH

Organizations:

Zonta International: Dedicated to advancing the status of women nationally and world wide

Girl Scouts of Western New York

SCBWI (Shop Talk Facilitator)

Association of Ghostwriters

Workshops:

Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua Institution 2011

Erma Bombeck Humor Writing Conference 2012 and 2014 in Dayton, Ohio

Highlights Foundation Writing for the Education Market with Paula Morrow and Jan Fields 2013, Currently assist in teaching yearly classes                                                                                       

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