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Dana Garies
Founder and CEO

Dana graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Elementary Education with a focus on early literacy.  She continued her education at California State University in Early Childhood Education with a focus on children with special needs.  Dana enjoyed a teaching career in preschool, elementary and middle school before joining the educational publishing/edtech industry. 


For the past 20 years, Dana has worked with teachers and administrators across the country to help them identify and implement engaging and developmentally- appropriate resources to meet the rigors of state standards. She has also trained teachers and administrators on program implementation and best practices in early childhood.  Dana currently lives in Colorado and spends her free time hiking and enjoying all the nature that Colorado offers.

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Carolyn Ramirez Ulrich
Educational Consultant
Carolyn Ulrich has 28 years of experience in early childhood and elementary education as a teacher, administrator, curriculum coordinator, and workshop presenter.  Carolyn has her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of California and studied Spanish Children’s Literature at the University of Barcelona.  She was a bilingual educational consultant, sales representative, correlator, and researcher for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for 20 years.
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