Melissa Taylor, MA, is an education and Pinterest expert as well as a mother of two, teacher, and writer. Melissa loves to make learning fun, engaging and meaningful for kids by providing the best information and resources for parents as she does in her recent book, Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader. She was a four-time consecutive winner of Outstanding Teacher in Douglas County, Colorado. In addition to her writing, Melissa teaches entrepreneurs how to successfully market their businesses on Pinterest, having turned her 1.5 million Pinterest following & expertise into a book, Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips to Grow Your Business with Pinterest), and a Pinterest Savvy business.
Melissa created and writes the highly popular and award-winning learning blog Imagination Soup . Imagination Soup is a PBS Kids VIP Blog and was selected as the Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine Best Reading & Book Blog for 2010, as well as for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Mom Blogs and Top 25 Tech Moms.
Melissa writes about education, learning, children’s literature, technology, and advocacy for publications online and in print, including Parenting.com, USA Today Health, The Writer, Scholastic Parent and Child, Working Mother.com, Babble.com, Colorado Parent Magazine, Denver Magazine. In 2010, she won the coveted Colorado delegate spot for Parenting Magazine’s Education and Learning Mom Congress. In January 2012, Entrepreneur magazine featured Taylor as the “Trep of the Month.”
In addition, she served as a panelist for the Cybils 2011 Book Apps and the 2010 Early Readers & Early Chapter Books. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Education Writers Association and the Denver Woman’s Press Club. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Melissa has taught English as a Second Language, Spanish-speaking children in inner-city Denver Public Schools and a federal migrant program, and teachers as a literacy trainer in underperforming schools. For more information about Melissa, please visit her website or email her at email@example.com.