Mary Lee has been teaching fourth or fifth graders for over thirty years. She is also a poet, with poems in six anthologies.
Mary Lee has a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver in English and Elementary Education, and a master's degree from Ohio State University in Children's Literature. She is the co-coordinator of Ohio's Casting for Recovery program for breast cancer survivors, and is currently serving on NCTE's Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Committee.
She and her colleague in the Dublin City Schools, Franki Sibberson, blog about their reading lives at A Year of Reading.