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EP31-Life is to Participate, Not to Spectate with Kathrine Switzer

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Deb has the great privilege to interview the amazing and inspirational Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered registrant in 1967, during which she was accosted by a race official for merely being female. In this episode, Kathrine talks about her life as a child and how her experiences prepared her for the race of a lifetime.


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Access the image to learn about the 261 Fearless organization.

Access the image to learn about the 261 Fearless organization.

Click on image to learn more about the NCTE presentation and the authors that will be joining Deb then.

Click on image to learn more about the NCTE presentation and the authors that will be joining Deb then.


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EP22-There's No Glory in Easy with Kim Chaffee

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Author Kim Chaffee candidly discusses the inspiration for her incredible debut non-fiction picture book HER FEARLESS RUN: KATHRINE SWITZER’S HISTORIC BOSTON MARATHON, and how the experience has had a lasting impact on her life. Motivated by a deep dedication to health and family, Kim’s caring and humble spirit is demonstrated by the philanthropic organizations she has developed and participated in. Listeners will want to cheer Kim on as #ThisWriterRunsBoston in support of Switzer’s 261 Fearless.

About Kim Chaffee:

Former teacher, Kim Chaffee is the debut author of the epic non-fiction picture book HER FEARLESS RUN: KATHRINE SWITZER’S HISTORIC BOSTON MARATHON to be launched in April, 2019. While working on Kathrine Switzer’s story has taught Kim that running in magic and with each step comes strength. Kim is a cofounder of New in 19, a group of authors and illustrators with trade picture books debuting in 2019.

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EP19-It's About Consistency Over Time with Laura Kebart

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Educator and entrepreneur, Laura Kebart, describes how her dedication to fitness and passion for education combine to create a life full of creativity, healthy activity, and service. Laura shares that the secret to the establishment and achievement both athletic and professional goals is consistency over time. Laura’s lifetime commitment to marathoning serves as the inspiration for all that she does - personally and professionally.

About laura Kebart:

Languageartsteachers.com is a website and small business created by Laura Kebart, a certified (grades 6-12) middle school Language Arts teacher and M.Ed. dedicated to helping educators teach awesome lessons each day of the school year while still having a life outside the classroom for both themselves and their families.

Laura has spent nearly 20 years teaching English / Language Arts to grades 6-12 AND as in instructional coach. Now she serve super-crazy-busy Middle School ELA teachers who are sick to death of sacrificing their personal / family time prepping for class.

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EP11-Broken, Yet Undaunted with Kaitlyn Bean

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Kaitlyn Bean is truly a girl with guts. In this episode, Kaitlyn describes a horrific car accident she experienced, one that left her with two broken legs and a crushed heal. Doctors told her that she would, most likely, recover to walk with a limp and that her running days were over. Determined to prove them wrong, Kaitlyn summoned all the mental strength she could muster. Miraculously, exactly one year after her accident, Kaitlyn crossed the finish line of the Livingston Manor Half Marathon!

About Kaitlyn Bean:

Katie Bean has been a camping and youth development professional since 2012. Katie has helped lead successful and engaging resident camp and outdoor education experiences for thousands of campers throughout her career, promoting character values and inclusion among staff and campers alike. She is also passionate about sharing the value of health and fitness with her colleagues in the camping community. She is currently serving as a camp director in New York, though she is proud to call West Michigan her home. In her free time, Katie enjoys long-distance running, reading, and trying the many small-town restaurants sprinkled throughout the Catskills.

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EP09-The Power of a Mentor with Shannon Anderson

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Shannon Anderson is a remarkable woman, to say the very least. This woman of faith is a mother, teacher, a Regional Advisor for the SCBWI-Indiana Chapter, a blogger, multi-published author, marathoner, and has earned the prestigious honor of being the Person of the Year for the RJ Runyan Foundation. In this episode, we learn about the power of a mentor who encouraged her to always “Go for the Gold!”

About Shannon Anderson:

Shannon Anderson was born and raised in Indiana.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Franklin College, her Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, and later pursued a licensure to teach high ability students from Ball State University. She’s an elementary teacher and children's book author. As the Regional Advisor for the Indiana Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she attends and plan many writing conferences. She’s on the board of directors for the Indiana State Reading Association and the high ability coordinator for her school system for K-5 grade students. She shares my home with her husband, Matt, two daughters, Emily and Madison, and dog, two cats, and a gecko. She enjoys presenting, teaching, writing, traveling, and running very early in the mornings.


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