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 Storyteller Biography
M. Dawn Wessman

San Felipe, TX
dawnwessman@yahoo.com
 

 

INTRODUCTION INFORMATION

 

I am originally from San Angelo, Texas.  For the last three years, I have been an elementary music teacher.  My entire career has been spent working with youth, including 10 years in public libraries.  My husband's career has led us to many wonderful places including Florida, Tennessee, and now back to Texas.  Tom and I will celebrate twelve years of marriage this month.  I have a beautiful 6 year old daughter named Gentry who is the light of my life.  And my family wouldn't be complete without mentioning my wolf named Sky and Alaskan malamute named Shadow.
 


 

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

 

M.S. Candidate, School of Library and Information Sciences

Candidate, Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services

Candidate, Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
 

B.A. Drama

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
 


 

STORYTELLING INTERESTS

 

While in college, my first job was shelving books at the public library.  For four years I suffered with minimum wage pay only so I could work with Sally Meyers, my inspiration for being a storyteller.  Her great devotion to children led me to follow a path that would always include working with youth.  My interest of children's literature and my dedication to sharing the love of reading has guided me through a very joyful career.
 


 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

 

When I grow up, I want to take everything I have learned from storytelling and children's literature and write my own children's book.  My philosophy for everything I do follows a quote by Gail Brook Burket:

 

I do not ask to walk smooth paths

nor bear an easy load. 

I pray for strength and fortitude

to climb the rock strewn road.

 

Give me such courage and I can scale

the headiest peaks alone,

And transform every stumbling

into a stepping stone.



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