Kathy H. Lee: Author, Educator, Parent Enriching Children’s Lives by Inspiring Parents
Kathy H. Lee is an award winning author that has been dedicated to the well-being of young children for over 25 years. As a former teacher and administrator, Kathy has extensive experience in the field of early childhood education.
She is the mother of many children, both adopted and biological and enjoys sharing her journey of imperfect motherhood. A sought-after speaker worldwide, Kathy is most often described as a passionate, experienced, and humorous presenter.
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How it all began...I have always loved children. When I was a little girl, I often pretended to be a mommy (and sometimes a hair stylist). During my teenage years, I made my spending money babysitting the neighborhood kids. As I headed to Mississippi State University, I knew I wanted to work with young children so I decided to major in Child Development. This major provided a strong understanding of young children and offered the foundation I needed for my future. Upon graduation, I had the privilege of working as a toddler teacher, preschool teacher, and after school counselor. While I enjoyed working with all different ages, my favorite to this day remains those toddlers. Their search for independence and their passion for discovery lights up my soul.
My journey continued as I moved from the classroom to administration. I had the privilege of managing corporate, for-profit, non-profit, and church programs. I enjoyed my time as an administrator, inspiring teachers and parents and they cared for the young children in their lives. In fact, I enjoyed that role so much; it led into a fulltime career of speaking, training, and writing. Over the past twenty years, I have been honored to speak to thousands of adults, sharing my love and passion for young children!
My first book, 101 Easy Wacky Crazy Activities for Young Children is still a best seller and one of my favorites! After 101, I decided to write Solutions for Early Childhood Directors for new administrators. A few years ago, I asked my friend, Lesli Richards to join me in writing a book specifically for parents. That book, The Homegrown Preschooler was released in 2013 and won the Teacher’s Choice Award for best parenting book in 2014.
Lesli and I went on to write a full curriculum for parents and teachers, A Year of Playing Skillfully that was released in 2015. I have often been asked why I write books. I must confess, I don’t enjoy the technical aspect of writing (my editors know that best), but I write because of my passion for the information. I want people to read my books and feel compelled to immediately put the information to use. I want my books to be fun and practical, much like my speaking events. Most importantly, I want my books to make a difference in the lives of children, to change someone’s childhood for the better!