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Author SissyMarySue (Wendy Muhlhauser)

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All youth should be represented in the books they read, in media and technology. They deserve to be fully represented and empowered. I focus on literacy, language development, reading readiness, social-emotional growth (especially EMPATHY & UNITY), critical thinking and global themes. I provide virtual author interactions, in person readings speeches and teacher training. 

I am an Author, doctoral student (education), Marie Fielding Fellow, lifelong Minnesota educator, Lyricist, and Playwright. (Nov. 16,17,18) "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope" is being produced as a MUSICAL PLAY, Directed by Carrie Carlson-Hanifl Performing Arts Center-White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Info on home page...www.sissymarysue.org 

I originated a play/drama for learning technique in my previous education business- Jelly Beans Creative Learning. I apply my experience in having trained teachers. I developed my knowledge base from having taught multi-city programming and provided in school projects. I was an Adjunct Faculty for the Graduate School of Education- Hamline University with my technique. Foreign language & diversity are still a focus. I share messages of our connection as the human family, our world community. 

AWARD WINNING (Global Mindfulness) & FIVE STAR "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope" has a critical thinking page-with the suggestion to teach it using drama/play for learning with examples. A page is devoted to the Barabaig Tribe's culture too. Conservation and Clean water are offered as ways to apply empathy. I taught from this book long before it was published since I sought to make certain the concepts and ideas were effective with students. It provided best practices to share with educators in how to maximize the learning potential of the book, "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope." Book #2 in the series "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope-EMPATHY AIRLINES" (Black female pilot and Asian male co-pilot) and #3 "Tristy Sparkles" (Black female teacher) are illustrated by Minneapolis College of Art and Design Interns. #4 Dunnigan Bower ( beloved Black male teacher) is being illustrated by an MCAD Intern https://www.sissymarysue.org

 

Programs by Author SissyMarySue (Wendy Muhlhauser)

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Empathy “Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope”

SissyMarySue author of Award Winning (Global Mindfulness) and five star rated book about empathy "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope” offers a...

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Bullying "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope"

Bullying is explored through an understanding of empathy, connection and the need to belong. Award Winning- Five Star author SissyMarySue empowers...

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Clean Water"Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope"

The need for clean water is a national and global concern. Students learn about a clean water project created for the Barabaig Tribe In Tanzania...

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Cheetah Conservation "Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope"

Cheetah Conservation Fund and Author SissyMarySue teamed up to spread the message about the endangered cheetah in Award Winning "Jelly Beans the...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Wendy Muhlhauser   sissymarysue@gmail.com
1130 Riverside Drive Se
St. Cloud Minnesota 56304
16129639602
United States

https://www.sissymarysue.org/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Author SissyMarySue (Wendy Muhlhauser) cover:

Problem Based Learning
Service Learning
International
Community Interests
Social Studies/History
Fine Arts
Foreign/World Languages
Health/Physical Education
Language Arts/English
Performing Arts
Sciences
Special Education
Character Education
Literacy
Writing
Reading
Problem Solving
Title I
Gifted & Talented
Special Needs
Instructional Programs
Best Practice
Brain Research

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"SissyMarySue's passion and devotion to educating and inspiring youth to develop and use their empathy skills is positively infectious. I believe that this has been the magic elixir that helped her draw in both the people and resources she needed to launch her children's book. SissyMarySue embodies the qualities she seeks to encourage in youth through the vehicle of her books-empathy, commitment to community and largeness of heart!"
Lee Truer M.A. Former Adviser, St. Mary's University

SIssyMarySue (Wendy Muhlhauser) is an intellect who happens to be an advocate. Her qualities of expertise come not just from experience as a creative, prolific and unique author of children's books but also from her scholarship and systemic analysis of such issues as the role of art, literature and music in social justice. She interacts well with persons of diverse racial, ethnic, gender, religious and personality backgrounds. This skill is essential to the successful achievement of her proposed scholarship and professional work. I enthusiastically recommend her and am prepared to do anything (pro bono) and otherwise to further her work to support this dynamic soul, mind and advocate. 
Dr. Lenneal Henderson- Professor, Fielding Graduate University 

"SissyMarySue's teaching is "top notch." She cared about each and every student she taught." I consider SissyMarySue to be one of the most empathetic and caring educators, I have ever met. She developed many creative methods to teach her subject without losing the personal touch. SissyMarySue was one of the "best loved" teachers at Minnesota Business Academy, Charter School. She worked daily in class with a creative flare that demonstrated her abilities and philosophy." 
Paul Durand-Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools

"SissyMarySue has a passion for education, learning and young people. She has an excellent understanding of how to positively motivate and challenge teachers to enhance student learning. She is constantly working to improve her skills and maximize her talent. SissyMarySue is an innovator. She connects with people of all ages. She is respected by parents, educators and community members. She blends her creativity with her insightful views on life and her work ethic to generate products and solutions that advance learning and life. Her children's book is just one example of her success."  Dr. Ric Dressen- Former Superintendent Edina Public Schools

Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is a beautiful book that grew out of the author's experience as a Rotary Safe Water & Sanitation Volunteer among the Barabaig Tribe in Tanzania, East Africa. A tender experience that recounts relationships - friends, family, and ties to the animal kingdom - in poetic form. The author has produced a beautifully written and illustrated book with the help of students whom she taught and mentored. The product of selfless compassion and love, this book can be used academically or as a good personal read for young and old.  
Dr. Sandy Schley-Former President & District Governor, Rotary International