Meet the Authors
Diane Rogers, PhD is a social psychologist and educator. Her mission is to equip parents and teachers with tools to help children develop the social and emotional skills they need to flourish. She is the author of "Stand Tall", "Emerge", and "When We All Stand Tall". As a social psychologist, author, educator, and researcher, Dr. Diane Rogers is passionate about helping people improve their lives. For over three decades, she guided major global organizations through the process of change and growth by developing leaders, teams, and workplace practices.
Today, Dr. Rogers focuses her expertise in psychology and human development to advance children’s social and emotional education and promote mental health awareness. She works with parents, educators and community leaders to bring tools for positive development to classrooms and communities. Visit www.drdianerogers.com to learn more.
Self Esteem Social Skills Character Building Emotional Awareness
Billie Kelpin has been on several paths during a long career in the field of education. As a teacher of the deaf, Ms Kelpin has taught deaf students of all ages and abilities from pre-school through adult basic education.
As Ms. Kelpin became more and more intrigued with American Sign Language, she then undertook the long journey to becoming a professional interpreter for high school and college students.
The author's third path was dictated by her ever-present passion for language development and the college environment. That path found her working as a professional writing tutor for the TRIO Student Support Services Program serving first-generation, low-income, and special needs college students.
Woven through all of these careers, is the online educational software company that Billie Kelpin and husband, Mike Olmon created, developing exciting educational learning games for all ages and abilities.
As a left handed person, Kelpin wrote the story of "Lucky, the Left Pawed Puppy" to instill a sense of pride in all those who adapt to our ever-changing world. Visit Billie Kelpin's websites at: www.languagerocks.com www.billiekelpin.com and www.leftpawedpuppy.com
Diana Huang is a traditional and digital artist, art educator, activist, and professional daydreamer. She acquired her Masters of Arts in Teaching in Multiple Subjects at the University of Southern California, her BFA in Digital Media at Otis College of Art and Design, and her BFA Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.
Born and raised in southern California to Chinese immigrant parents, Ms. Huang states that "...life was a constant struggle to find identity and figure out what is right, what is true, and what is real. It is the journey of all those who come to these shores loaded with the dream of having a better life than what was left behind."
Ms. Huang is a professional artist who has been teaching and mentoring for over 10 years. Her philosophy of teaching and of life is that we are all more than what we look like or what others tell us how it should be. Ms. Huang believes that the imagining, the creating, the fulfilling of dreams, and the pursuit of happiness is a real and achievable goal. The goal of Ms. Huang's way teaching is to show her students what is possible and change how they see themselves and how others see them. Visit http://www.dianahuang.com to learn more.
Marget Wincent is a pediatric occupational therapist and sensory integration specialist and has a 35-year history of supporting children with diverse abilities. She has developed inclusive programs (from preschool to HS), parent support groups, created a private SI clinic and has volunteered internationally. All those experiences have strengthened her belief that each child has strengths, but may need support to discover them.
From personal experience, raising a son with Down syndrome and two children with sensory processing differences (who were adopted from China), Ms. Wincent has realized the pathways of awareness and education lead to acceptance and understanding. What are your Superpowers is a delightful, positive entry into this important discussion. It is Ms. Wincent’s mission and ministry to share this book with her community. Visit Marget's website at http://www.margetwincent.com/