Our Faculty

The Highlights Foundation is proud to welcome authors, illustrators, children’s publishing professionals, educators, librarians, and others as faculty and special guests for our workshops.  Each course has its own specially designated leaders, but here you’ll find an overview of our faculty community.

Alex Gino

Alex Gino

Alex Gino writes queer and progressive middle grade novels, including the Stonewall Award-winning Melissa. Alex is ...
Alexandra Villasante

Alexandra Villasante

Alexandra Villasante has always loved telling stories--though not always with words. She has a BFA in Painting and ...
Alicia D. Williams

Alicia D. Williams

Alicia D. Williams is the author of Genesis Begins Again, which received the Newbery and Kirkus Prize honors, was ...
Alisa Alering

Alisa Alering

Alisa Alering is a writer and editor living in southern Arizona. She writes fiction for children and adults and ...
Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers

Alison is an avid reader, poet, and writer. She has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, curriculum ...
Amber McBride

Amber McBride

Amber McBride is an Assistant Professor in the English department at UVA. She received a BA in English from JMU ...
Aminah Mae Safi

Aminah Mae Safi

Aminah Mae Safi is the author of four novels, including Tell Me How You Really Feel and Travelers Along the Way: a ...
An Na

An Na

An Na was born in South Korea and grew up in San Diego, California. She is the author of three novels: A Step from ...
Andrea J. Loney

Andrea J. Loney

Andrea J. Loney’s picture books include the biography TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VANDERZEE (Lee & Low Books ...
Andrea Page

Andrea Page

Andrea Page (Hunkpapa Lakota / German) is a children’s author, educator, and Native Creative. Her debut middle ...
Andrew Karre

Andrew Karre

Andrew Karre is executive editor at Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, focusing ...
Angela Dominguez

Angela Dominguez

Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the east ...

Visiting Our Campus

Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.

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