Author of Cady and the Bear Necklace, the first in a series of Middle Grade Novels published by Henshel Haus Books. Cady and the Bear Necklace can be found on Amazon along with Sam English: The Life, Work and Times of An Artist. Ann wrote and did the graphic design for Sam's book which won the 2009 Coffee Table Book of the Year (PEAK Award). She also compiled and edited The Hannahville Poets, a volume of her students’ writing at Hannahville Indian School/Nah Tah Wahsh Academy over a 10-year period. Award winner of scholarships to study writing with author Susan Power (Split Rock Arts Institute) and to Highlights Foundations sessions, she was a writer in residence for several sessions at Wild Acres Retreat Center, NC.
Ann is a member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association.
Ann has written many features over the years for various publications, included to but not limited to: Tri-City Neighbors Magazine, Marquette Monthly, Farm and Ranch Living, County Extra, U.P. Reader, Chess Life, Winds of Change, Salon Today and Modern Salon.
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Content Coordinator, Tri-City Neighbors Magazine 2017-2019
Marinette (WI) Public School System
Reading Interventionist (Leveled Reading), Title I Program
HANNAHVILLE INDIAN SCHOOL - WILSON, MI
Subjects Taught: Eng. 8, Eng. 9, American Lit., World Lit., Multimedia/Applied Eng., Journalism, Native Am. Lit., Business Eng.
and Career Prep. Ann team taught courses broadcast to other high schools in the UP and a class which produced a weekly half-hour radio program.
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VITERBO COLLEGE, LaCrosse, WI
Master’s in Education with emphasis in Secondary Education
and Reading (WI License #316)
(Thesis: The Effect of Daily Journal Writing on Reading Ability at a Native American Charter School)
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY
Certified in Language Arts Education, grades 7-12
(WI Teaching License)
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Bachelor's degree awarded jointly by School of Journalism and School of Education