Melissa Taylor: Blogger, Imagination Soup

Melissa Taylor, MA, – coach for the iVillage Back to School Community Challenge – is the author of four books and creator of the award-winning learning blog, Imagination Soup.

A mother of two, Melissa loves to make learning fun, engaging and meaningful for kids by providing the best information and resources for parents. She was a four-time consecutive winner of Outstanding Teacher in Douglas County, Colorado.

In addition to her writing, Melissa teaches entrepreneurs how to successfully market their businesses on Pinterest, having turned her 1.5 million Pinterest following & expertise into a book, Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips to Grow Your Business with Pinterest), and a Pinterest Savvy blog.

Melissa recently authored Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader to share her knowledge and experience as both a parent and teacher in an easy-to-read, practical way.

Melissa writes about education, learning, children’s literature, technology, and advocacy for print and online outlets, including Parenting.com, USA Today Health, The Writer, Scholastic Parent and Child, WorkingMother.com, Babble.com, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Magazine. In 2010, she won the coveted Colorado delegate spot for Parenting Magazine’s Education and Learning Mom Congress. In January 2012, Entrepreneur magazine featured Taylor as the “’Trep of the Month.”

Melissa created and writes the highly popular and award-winning learning blog Imagination Soup. Imagination Soup is a PBS Kids VIP Blog and was selected as the Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine Best Reading & Book Blog for 2010, as well as for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Mom Blogs and Top 25 Tech Moms.

For more information about Melissa, please visit her website or email her at melissa@imaginationsoup.net. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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