Kathryn Starke

Kathryn started in the field of education as a first and second grade teacher in Richmond Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and a Master's degree in Literacy and Culture. She is currently an urban elementary school reading specialist with over a decade of experience in Title I and inner city schools.

Kathryn wrote her first children's book, Amy's Travels, when she realized the materials provided by her school district were too difficult for her students. Amy's Travels is the first children's picture book to teach all seven continents. This multicultural children's book has been released in its second edition and is used in school curriculums throughout the nation and on six continents. Her latest book is Because of You, released in November 2013.

Kathryn originally started her company, Creative Minds Publications, in 2006, to market Amy's Travels to children, parents, and teachers in her home state of Virginia. Six years later, she owns a global educational company that exemplifies quality literacy instruction for all children. She publishes engaging and educational children's books from fellow educators and serves as a freelance writer for parenting and educational magazines. Her company Creative Minds Consulting provides workshops and training for parents and teachers regarding all aspects of literacy as well as public speaking engagements. She always looks forward to traveling throughout the nation to promote literacy.

For more information, please visit creativemindspublications.com.

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Entries by Kathryn Starke

How Do I Do Better in School?

“I am preparing for my GMAT exam as it can give a great lift to my career and give me great learning opportunities. I am having a tough time studying and answering the questions. It infuses a great deal of stress and depression in me while I’m preparing for exam. I’ve kept a tutor as well but no matter how hard I try it seems I’m not making any progress and I’m not those gifted people who are quick with answering numbers. I have never been good at math and I’m facing math problems here. It appears that an evil… Read more.

How You Can Motivate Others Everyday

Believe in yourself! You are capable of doing anything you put your heart and soul into. I only choose to focus on projects I am passionate about and can dedicate 110% of my time and energy. Dream big and set high expectations for yourself. You are your best cheerleader, so make personal goals you want to achieve and focus on those. Write those goals down and periodically read them to see which ones you have already reached. Decide if you should alter or change any goals to better suit your ideals as you change. No matter what others may say… Read more.