Bonnie Barksdale is a writer, reader, and teacher. An educator for over 16 years, she holds a PhD in reading education from Texas Woman’s University. Currently working in the Chicago area, Bonnie is a Literacy Differentiation Specialist in Kildeer Countryside School District 96. She works in an elementary school setting working with students on reading and writing foundational skills, as well as comprehension strategies. Bonnie lives in Chicago with her husband Bill and two children.