About the Author
Katy Ridnouer has taught students ranging from age 5 to 55 in ethnically and economically diverse classrooms. She has taught English in a public high school and a public middle school and is a member of the faculty at Central Piedmont Community College, where she has taught in a high school diploma program, in a developmental English program, and in a teacher training program. She has been a reading specialist, English teacher, and journalism teacher at a private school for students with learning difficulties, and has taught in a high school equivalency program on the Cheyenne River Reservation. She has also worked with students one-on-one in a tutoring center and in private practice.
Katy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Education degree at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and three sons.