Title: President and Founder
Hobbies: Spending time with my amazing wife and kids, writing and recording educational songs, and helping teachers!
My name is Mark, creator of Have Fun Teaching. Have Fun Teaching is a website for teachers and parents that offers free worksheets, coloring pages, flash cards, activities, songs, videos and lesson plan ideas. Before starting Have Fun Teaching I was an elementary teacher. I graduated with an Elementary Education degree in 2005 and taught grades 2, 3, and 5. During my first year of teaching, I started to realize the great need for free high quality teaching resources. I also noticed that the teachers around me had very little time to gather or make these resources with all of the meetings, conferences, and prep time. So, I applied for a $600 grant from my school district that I would use to create a website for teachers that would be free and full of resources. The district saw potential in my idea and I used the grant money to purchase a website domain, hosting account, and a hard drive to store all of the files. From then on, the more resources I added to Have Fun Teaching, the more traffic I got to the site and it just grew from there. I have such a great passion for education, for teachers, and for the next generation of leaders. I hope that Have Fun Teaching will bring the joy back into teaching and learning for you and your kids! Do you have a great idea for Have Fun Teaching?
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Name: Judie Eberhardt
Title: Reading Comprehension Story Writer
Hobbies: I am an avid reader, I enjoy exercising, Cooking (especially Italian food), Shopping, and Entertaining friends.
Hello, my name is Judie Eberhardt. My husband and I live in Texas and absolutely love it here, humidity and all! We have been married for 28 years. I attended Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ and also received my Masters in Educational Practices from there as well. My teaching experience has been 15 years at the elementary level. Do you need Activities and Centers for Your Classroom?
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Name: Andrew Frinkle
Title: Blog Writer, Reading Comprehension Story Writer, Activities Designer, Customer Service, Shipping, Marketing
Hobbies: Writing and reading novels, Watching movies and a few TV shows, Fishing, Gardening, Outdoors, International travel and cuisine, Dogs, Black belt in the Korean Sword Martial Art HaiDong GeomDo.
Email Me: Andrew Frinkle
Hello, my name is Andrew Frinkle. Born and raised in SE Michigan, school, friends, and the Internet convinced me to end up in Florida somehow. There, I finished the schooling I had started at Eastern Michigan University at St. Petersburg College in the Tampa/St. Pete area. After that, it was off to South Korea to indulge in an interest in Asia before settling down with a car payment and a mortgage. A year contract became three, and a fiancée came back with me. Married shortly after returning to the States, it was back to Florida once more to beat the employment blues in Michigan. Five years later and nearly a decade into my teaching career, I had been nominated for teacher of the year three times and a finalist once. These days, my mind is much more focused on family than my career after my wife and I welcomed our first child, a daughter named Olivia.
I continue to write fiction as Velerion Damarke and educational materials as Andrew Frinkle. More than 20 of my books are available on havefunteaching, Amazon, Lulu, and Barnes and Noble.
In addition to these projects, I also sell educational materials on teacherspayteachers, teachersnotebook, and other teaching websites. I also run LittleLearningLabs.com and Common-Core-Assessments.com, as well as my personal writing site at Underspace.org
Name: Joanne Hall
Title: Worksheet and Flash Cards Creator, Common Core Specialist
Hobbies: Photography and other artsy pastimes, Reading historical non-fiction (especially stories from the World War II era), and I am hoping to write a book! Email Me: Joanne Hall
My name is Joanne Hall. I have been a public school teacher for 19 years and have three young children. I have a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education from Rhode Island College. Recently, my husband Steve, a retired Police Captain, and I sold mostly everything we owned and moved our family into our RV to start traveling the country. I now homeschool our children and keep my creative muscles flexed creating Worksheets and Flash Cards for Have Fun Teaching. Be sure to check out my blog Journey of a Lifetime to see what my family has been up to on this adventure! Do you need Worksheets or Flash Cards for Your Classroom?
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Name: Josh Quigley
Title: Marketing Specialist
Hobbies: Playing worship at local churches, Going out on the boat, Spending time with my wife.
Email Me: Josh Quigley
Hey, my name is Josh Quigley. I love working for Have Fun Teaching and I really believe in the vision that Mark has for this company. In addition to being the Marketing Specialist for HFT, I also work for DigitalChalk, an online eLearning software solution. I also have a few websites that I have created:
Flashcards Flashcards – Free Flashcards for Teachers
Lesson Depot – Free Lesson Plan Templates for Teachers
You can also check out my personal blog here: Josh Quigley
Name: Cori Wagner
Title: activities designer