About the Author
Cleo A. Lampos drew on personal experience when writing Cultivating Wildflowers. She spent a year in foster care and twenty-six years teaching fourth graders and “behavior disordered” classrooms in urban settings.
Lampos received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and her master’s degree in special education from St. Xavier University in Chicago. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Education.
Cultivating Flowers is the third book in Lampos’s Teachers of Diamond Projects School series. She has published articles on parenting and educational issues for seventeen years and is the author of the nonfiction books Grandpa’s Remembering Book and Teaching Diamonds in the Tough.
A volunteer for the Children’s Hunger Fund and Share the Harvest, Lampos lives with her husband in the south suburbs of Chicago on an urban farm. They have three children and eleven grandchildren.