Looking for a way to connect with Free Spirit authors beyond their books and our blog? Many of them are on social media! Check out just a few of our authors of teacher resources and where you can find them below.
Chris Amirault and Christine Snyder
Chris Amirault, Ph.D., and Christine M. Snyder, M.A., are the authors of Finding Your Way Through Conflict.
Chris is the school director of Tulsa Educare MacArthur in Oklahoma, and for over three decades has dedicated himself to high-quality education, teaching courses and facilitating workshops on early childhood education, conflict, assessment and instruction, ethics and professionalism, challenging behavior, family engagement, anti-bias education, and equity.
Christine has worked in the early childhood education field since 1999 as a teacher, center director, author, and trainer/coach. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education and a bachelor’s degree in child development. She is currently director of the University of Michigan Health System Children’s Center and assistant professor in the college of education at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.
On Twitter, you can connect with Chris (@chrisamirault) and Christine (@csnyder926). Be sure to like their Facebook page for Finding Your Way Through Conflict.
Michele Borba, Ed.D., is the author of End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy. She’s a globally recognized educational psychologist and an expert in character development and bullying prevention whose aim is to strengthen children’s empathy and resilience and break the cycle of youth violence. She has delivered keynotes and workshops to over 1 million participants and authored 24 books translated into 14 languages. Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor with frequent appearances on the Today show as well as Dateline, Anderson Cooper, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The View, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and others. She is an in-demand motivational speaker and former classroom teacher.
Hate is learned, so are: #kindness
Let's get busy and instill them in our #children. #parenting
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— Dr. Michele Borba (@micheleborba) January 19, 2021
Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., is the author of Advancing Differentiation and Self-Regulation in the Classroom and coauthor of Differentiation for Gifted Learners. Dr. Cash is an award-winning author and educator who has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. His range of experience includes teaching, curriculum coordination, and program administration. Currently, he’s an internationally recognized education consultant whose work has taken him around the world.
— Richard Cash (@RichardCash) September 3, 2020
Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., is the author of Responding to Student Trauma. She’s a middle school counselor in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Virginia and her M.Ed. in counseling from Old Dominion University. Prior to school counseling, Stephanie worked in private education, specializing in standardized tests, test preparation, and future planning. She also enjoys spending time with her books, crafts, and family.
— Stephanie (@SteffSchoolCoun) November 12, 2020