Kathryn Starke is a national urban literacy consultant, reading specialist, author, and founder of Creative Minds Publications, an educational publishing company. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Kathryn graduated from Longwood University with a BS degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in Literacy and Culture. She taught first, second, and third grade and served as a K-5 literacy specialist and coach for over a decade in inner city/Title I schools in schools from New York City to Los Angeles. Kathryn travels to schools and organizations throughout the nation presenting helping children, parents, teachers, and administrators achieve literacy success. She has worked with companies and organizations including the NFL, NFL Alumni Association, Chicken Soup for the Soul, AmeriCorps, and the University of Chicago.
Starke’s global literacy educational company, publishes engaging and educational materials. Her first children’s book, Amy’s Travels, is used on over 20 countries on 6 continents. It is in its second edition and third printing and the selected title for musical performances by the Latin Ballet of Virginia in Richmond and San Francisco. Tackle Reading is a resource created for parents and teachers to promote reading at home and in school. A Touchdown in Reading: An Educator’s Guide to Literacy Instruction is a how to guide for teachers to instantly implement quality reading education for students of all ages. Both titles are part of an annual philanthropic educational event supported by the NFL. She has written for a variety of magazines and blogs including Education Digest, Teach Hub, Huffington Post, International Literacy Association’s Reading Today, and Inspiring Lives Magazine. Kathryn was named one of the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in 2012 and one of the top 21 education experts to follow in 2019.
Kathryn writes women’s fiction and contemporary fiction when she’s not teaching the world to read. Her romance novel, The Perfect Blend, has been featured in five major magazines and selected as part of Valentine’s Day weekend 2021 in the Hamptons by Bedside Reading. She available to be a guest speaker for romance book clubs, writing events, conferences, and organizations.
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