On the banks of The Water at Ted Sandyman’s Mill (photo taken AFTER sobbing my eyes out upon entering the Shire)

Elise is an Early Childhood Literacy Educator in New York, NY. She graduated with a BA at Wagner College, and an MA in Teaching English at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently pursuing a second Masters in Language and Literature at Signum University. It’s very easy for her to run out of room on her bookshelves, and baking pies both stresses and relaxes her at the same time. When time permits, she volunteers at an animal shelter to snuggle with cats and kittens. You can follow her on Twitter @elisecedeno. You can also see her work as a Literacy Teacher on her professional website here, and visit her Teachers Pay Teachers Store here.