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About Anita Borgo
Anita Borgo is a writer, teacher, and author of the short story collection, OPERATION HOPPER AND OTHER TALES: NATURE, MAGIC, AND THE OAKLAND ACRES’ KIDS. She combines both careers in OPERATION HOPPER AND OTHER TALES: NATURE, MAGIC, AND THE OAKLAND ACRES’ KIDS DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY GUIDE. She asked Victoria Mankowski, her former student and avid doodler, to illustrate the stories.
Anita writes stories for second through fourth grade kids and guides for their teachers and parents. (Sometimes parents ARE their teachers- stupid virus!) She knows how because she’s taught 1,500 children (give or take) in her teaching career. She’s also written curriculum for Academically Gifted students as the coordinator of Woods Creek Elementary School’s Extended Curriculum program. Along the way she earned her Masters Degree in Education.
When Anita isn’t teaching or writing she watches birds near her Crystal Lake, Illinois home (She’s been known to interrupt perfectly civil conversations with “Did you see that brown wren chase away the English sparrow!”) and travels (A curious African bull elephant once chased her out of the bathroom!)
Anita also writes for old children (called adults) who might enjoy reading her humorous blog, A Few Choice Words By Anita.