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Fran Hamilton

Fran Hamilton

Fran Hamilton's thirty years as teacher, writer, and editor have enabled her to distill the English language to its essentials. She has taught students of all ages -- from kindergartners to adults.

She is the author of Hands-On English and co-author, with Marnie Hauff of The Activity Book. Michael Hamilton developed the icons which are an integral part of all the Hands-On products. These products are all based upon Fran's years of "hands-on" classroom experience using the tools that are now the Hands-On product line.

Fran frequently appears on radio and television programs to discuss Hands-On English and the English language, self-publishing, things parents can do to help their children succeed in school. A list of media appearances, as well as sample questions for interviewers, is available for review. Fran is available for media interviews by calling 636-527-2822 or emailing her at fran@grammarandmore.com.

Fran has appeared at bookstores in several states for book signings and presentations for Educators' Night, self-publishing seminars and school book fairs. She has also addressed several organizations. A list of her public appearances is available for review.

Fran has appeared at many conferences to display and talk about Hands-On English and related products. She is scheduled to appear at the following conferences:

• GSLAHE Expo, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 29-31, 2007
• Home School Book Fair, Arlington, TX, May 11-12, 2007

Fran graduated cum laude from Lindenwood University with honors in English. She also has an M.A. in Education from Washington University in St. Louis. Fran holds lifetime teaching certificates in English, Reading, and Learning Disabilities. She has completed Level I certification in the Wilson Reading System, a multisensory program designed for dyslexics of all ages.

Fran is a member of the St. Louis Writers' Guild and is past president of the St. Louis Publishers Association.

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