Authors

Bio: Catherine C. Swanwick

Catherine Swanwick joins Games for Educators as a regular contributor! After writing a few columns as a guest columnist, Catherine has decided to make the leap and become a regular contributor. Welcome, Catherine! We can’t wait to read what you write next!

Bio: Shara Lawrence-Weiss

  Shara Lawrence-Weiss has a background in early childhood, education, nanny work, published freelance, marketing, special needs and small business ownership. She and her husband own/run multiple websites including: Weiss Business SolutionsMommy Perks Personal Child Stories Early Childhood News and Resources Shara is currently a Library Board Member, a member of her town charity organization…

Bio: Kim Vandenbroucke

Kim Vandenbroucke is a game inventor and developer, brainstorming facilitator and president of Brainy Chick, Inc. Kim started her career off as an inventor at the prestigious Meyer/Glass Design invention studio, a spin off of the original Marvin Glass & Associates group. She is an expert on game play development, trivia writing, prototyping and concept…

Bio: Nate Scheidler

Nate Scheidler is the organizer of the Chicago Boardgames Meetup and Chicago Boardgame Designers Meetup. He is dedicated to promoting gaming throughout the Chicagoland area, and re-introducing people to boardgames. He is a great believer in use of games in the ongoing human development, and the application of games to structure thought processes. Nate came…

Bio: Catherine Thomson

Catherine and Graeme Thomson are co-founders of the board games publishing company, HL Games, and designers of a number of board games that work on the principal that when education is fun, it’s fun to be educated. Although Catherine has a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Purdue, and Graeme one in English Language and Literature…

Bio: Graeme Thomson

  Catherine and Graeme Thomson are co-founders of the board games publishing company, HL Games, and designers of a number of board games that work on the principal that when education is fun, it’s fun to be educated. Although Catherine has a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Purdue, and Graeme one in English Language and…

Bio: Karen Luciana

Karen Luciana was our first columnist, and her columns are consistently the most read ones on the site! Seventeen years ago Karen Luciana started her teaching career in the inner city Isaac School District in Phoenix, Arizona. She walked mid-year into a room void of paper, pencils, necessary textbooks, even a stapler and tape dispenser. What…

Bio: Giles Pritchard

Giles Pritchard signed on as a columnist after our first issue. Here’s what Giles had to say for himself… Hi, my name is Giles Pritchard. I am a teacher and love all sorts of board and card games. This year I am teaching a grade 3-4 class at St George’s Primary School. I’m an Aussie,…

Bio: Mary Couzin

  Mary Couzin is the other publisher of the site, as well as the driving force behind the Games In Education e-newsletter. She’s also the contributor of most of the news articles you see posted. Mary began as a game designer some 18 years ago, then founded DiscoverGames.com to help other designers. In her travels…

Bio: Patrick Matthews

  Patrick Matthews is one of the publishers of the site, as well as the editor and web guy both for the web site and the associated e-newsletter Games in Education. He’s also the president of Live Oak Games, and the designer of several award winning games. When Pat’s not designing, reviewing, or playing games,…