Kathryn P. Haydon has been an advocate for early second language learning, and has taught and developed curriculum for preschool and elementary school Spanish programs. She has also worked extensively with high-school aged Hispanic students as a college essay writing coach. The founder of Ignite Creative Learning Studio in Ojai, California, Kathryn is a nationally-known writer and speaker, and a teacher and mentor to gifted and creative students of all ages. A former second grade teacher, she is a published author on teaching, creativity, parenting, and early foreign language instruction, and her work was featured in Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6 (Corwin, 2009). Kathryn holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in Spanish and Latin American language, literature, and culture. She serves on the Torrance Legacy Creative Writing Awards committee for the National Association for Gifted Children.