Featured Author Archive

Check out our featured authors! These authors have exemplary resources and shops, and we have a new featured author every week.


Caroline Musserotte (Featured Author on May 12th, 2016)

As a global educator with 10+ years of experience, Caroline Musserotte provides some great insights on her engaging French resources and teaching practices in this video interview.

Malcom Brown (Featured Author on May 6th, 2016)

As an Australian educator with 35+ years of experience, Malcom Brown provides some great insights on his engaging resources and teaching practices in this interview. He also describes how he began his career as a linguist but soon realized his lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.

Scott Kim (Featured Author on April 14th, 2016)

Scott is one of the world’s foremost puzzle designers, specializing in puzzles and visual thinking games for math education. He is also a computer game designer, artist, and author.

Karen Morris (Featured Author on April 1st, 2016)

Karen Morris is an exceptional teacher with a gift for creating educational resources. She creates fantastic math resources, research-based resources for ELA or Social Studies learners, and literacy oriented Science resources.


Barbara Davis (Featured Author on March 24th, 2016)

With 20 years of experience teaching Spanish and French, Barbara Davis has valuable insights into what helps world language students learn at all levels — whether they are heritage speakers, or brand new to the language.


Carla Brooks (Featured Author on March 16th, 2016)

Say “aloha!” to Carla Brooks, a retired high school biology, human anatomy, and physiology teacher from the North Shore of Oahu who has taught for 18 years.


Sarah Svatos (Featured Author on March 10th, 2016)

Sarah is a global teacher who has taught for 11 years in both the US and the Netherlands. She currently teaches Spanish at an online high school in Minnesota.


Holly Lamovsky (Featured Author on March 3rd, 2016)

Holly knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was in third grade, and after 15 years of achieving her dream, she’s still going strong! Today she helps her students learn español by creating dynamic standards-based world language resources.


Moe Donnelly (Featured Author on February 24th, 2016)

What do a Kentucky Derby winning horse and high school students have in common? Their lives were transformed by TES author, Moe Donnelly!


Adam Clark (Featured Author on February 18th, 2016)

Get down and give me 20...20 great P.E. Resources! Adam Clark has been teaching first through fifth grade physical education for eleven years.


Dale Duncan (Featured Author on February 11th, 2016)

Dale Duncan dazzled audiences as the US National Aerobic Champion and continues to bring his energetic style and superb teaching ability to his middle school choir!


Stephanie Lerner (Featured Author on January 28th, 2016)

Stephanie Lerner, a bilingual counselor and ESL teacher at a public middle school, has been teaching for 20 years. Try her resources to teach your students real-world skills while improving their fluency.



Vasiliki Kioupi (Featured Author on January 21st, 2016)

Vasiliki started doing science experiments when she was a kid in Greece and hasn’t stopped since! She’s been teaching science for 10 years. Watch her video interview for more!



Laura Hill (Featured Author on January 12th, 2016)

Meet the teacher who never imagined being a teacher: it took only one look of understanding between her and a student before Laura Hill was hooked on teaching for 24 years.



Deborah Hayes (Featured Author on January 7th, 2016)

Deborah Hayes has been teaching English for 25 years! This Happyedugator has teachers and students chomping for her 1000+ TES resources.



Jen Best (Featured Author on December 30th, 2015)

Teaching is part of Mrs. Best's DNA — coming from a long line of teachers, she grew up spending the weekend helping her dad grade papers at school. This year marks her 27th year of teaching elementary school students!



Marcy Prager (Featured Author on December 26th, 2015)

Marcy Prager is an award-winning global educator. She taught social studies for 37 years in Brookline, MA. and has traveled the world to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures and people about whom she teaches.



David Rickert (Featured Author on December 17th, 2015)

Meet TES Featured Author David Rickert who’s been teaching English for 20 years in a large, suburban school district. He currently teaches freshman English, AP literature, and dual enrollment seniors through Kenyon College.



Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin (Featured Author on December 10th, 2015)

Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin has taught elementary and high school special education in New York and New Jersey for over 28 years. Watch her video interview.



Gail Hennessey (Featured Author on December 2nd, 2015)

Make history come alive with Gail Hennessey's social studies resources for middle school students. She taught for 33 years! Watch her video interview.



Jessica Smith (Featured Author on November 24th, 2015)

Make scientific literacy accessible to all with this featured author's resources and get to hear some #realtalk in this week's video interview.



Sonja Mix (Featured Author on November 19th, 2015)

Enhance your English students' critical analysis and writing skills with this week's featured author, who's been teaching high school for 21 years. Now featured on video!



Melanie Foster (Featured Author on November 12th, 2015)

If you test out Melanie Foster's resources, then your students will morph into scientists! She specializes in high school Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.



Lonnie Dai Zovi (Featured Author on November 4th, 2015)

With almost four decades (and counting!) of experience teaching Spanish, ESL, science, math, and social studies, Lonnie has taught all grade levels and even higher education.



Kathy Applebee (Featured Author on October 29th, 2015)

With over two decades of experience, featured author Kathy Applebee currently teaches all four core subjects at the middle school level for adult GED prep with Virginia Beach City Public Schools.



Kimberly Masiello (Featured Author on October 22nd, 2015)

Kimberly works as a literacy coach at a charter school in San Diego and has five years of teaching experience.



Katie Gaines (Featured Author on October 15th, 2015)

Katie Gaines has been teaching first grade at Title 1 schools for five years and has excellent writing resources.



Judith Darling (Featured Author on October 8th, 2015)

Judith Darling taught Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and 5th grade for 10 years and middle school language arts and social studies for 20 years.



Mael Matthews (Featured Author on October 1st, 2015)

Mael Matthews has been an art and design secondary teacher for 18 years in the UK. He’s excited to be the head of learning art and design at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, one of the highest achieving schools in England.



Reed Novel Studies (Featured Author on September 24th, 2015)

The Reed family (Joel, Sonja, and Nat) joined together to form Reed Novel Studies and publish a fantastic collection of resources for studying literature.



Tammy Jones (Featured Author on September 17th, 2015)

After 30+ years in the classroom, Tammy Jones is now a mathematics, education, and technology consultant for K-12 and college students.



Michael Ward (Featured Author on September 10th, 2015)

Michael Ward just entered into his 24th year teaching US History at Clintondale Community School in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan. He became a teacher because a life committed to service is his calling.



Christopher Mitchell (Featured Author on September 3rd, 2015)

Teacher of the year award recipient Christopher Mitchell has
been teaching for ten years. He teaches language arts and social
studies at a large public high school near Knoxville, TN.



Lauren Helfer (Featured Author on August 18th, 2015)

Lauren Helfer is a veteran teacher, having taught for 10 years. She’s taught 5th and 6th grade math and       science as well as English as a Second Language classes in a dual language program.



Interested in becoming a featured author?

When we pick an author to feature, we look for resources that are:

They’re engaging, visually appealing, differentiated, and rigorous.

They’re organized, easy-to-use, and designed for teachers to download, print, and pass out to students.

They contain everything needed to implement them in the classroom (e.g., clear lesson plan, activities for presentations, and rubrics for assessments).

They have a detailed description with keywords that highlight applicable state standards and learning outcomes.