Learning happens. That’s our life’s philosophy, whether you’re just being mom, doing the school thing, or living your own life.

Here at Everyday Learning, we’re a collective of professionals who work in the field of education – from brick & mortar to homeschooling to college. Some of our authors are teachers, while others provide services, such as speech or testing. What unites us is our belief that educating children should be a balance between academic and social-emotional needs.

Meet Our Authors

Alessa Giampaolo Keener, M.Ed.

Alessa works with clients around the world in developing individualized learning plans that value the strengths and weaknesses of the whole child. While her focus has long been on the social-emotional needs of the gifted child, Alessa also works with governmental agencies in helping to meet the educational needs of children in foster care, as well as those involved in the juvenile justice system. Alessa homeschooled her kids into college. Visit Alessa’s website at www.handinhandhomeschool.com.

Chi Huang, Ph.D.

Chi is a Silicon Valley psychologist trained in neuropsychological assessment. She enjoys helping individuals understand their strengths and weaknesses and how they can better navigate everyday challenges. Her research examines the intersections of giftedness, personality, and childhood creativity. When she’s not exploring the human psyche, Chi spends time with her two children, three dogs, and a very understanding husband. Visit Chi’s website at www.EdNeuroPsych.com.

Tracy Chatters

Tracy is a California charter school principal, teacher and a homeschooler with more than 16 years experience in education. Her primary focus is helping families find educational solutions for children who do not fit in a traditional box. When she’s not working, Tracy enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, reading and baking.

Kimberly Bell

An award-winning speech-language pathologist for over 20 years, “Miss Kim” founded SPEECH PATHways in 1999. Kim has worked in settings ranging from acute care, home-care, skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation, early intervention/Infants and Toddler Programs, to public and private schools, universities and private practice. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating patients ranging from infancy to geriatrics. Some of Kim’s many certifications include: Hanen Certified SLP for the “It Takes Two to Talk” Program; Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention; and Fast ForWord. Kim is an active mom to three children under the age of 15!

Kriston Sites Eller

Kriston Sites Eller has an M.A. in literature from Indiana University, and she completed all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation. She has designed and taught literature and composition courses for students from age 10 through college. Currently, she tutors and teaches homeschoolers online and in person, in groups and one-on-one. When she’s not teaching or parenting her two children, she’s making puns on Facebook, knitting, or rewriting one of several novels that she hopes to publish. Her literary claims to fame include eating dinner with Toni Morrison and having Dave Letterman read a Dr. Seuss book to her when she was a child. Follow her: twitter.com/KristonSEller or facebook.com/KristonSitesEller