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illustrator , art educator

Gail Greaves Klinger, art educator, illustrator.


Klinger, Gail Greaves was born on December 21, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harold and Darlene Peterson Greaves.


Bachelor of Science in Education (cum laude), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1972—1975. Master in Curriculum Development, National Louis University, Wheaton, Illinois, 1991.


K-12 art instructor Avon Community Unit District 176, Illinois, 1976—1979. 6-8 home management Oak Brook School District 53, 1979—1983. 6-8 art instructor Butler School District 53, since 1979.

Arts & crafts instructor Elk Grove Village Park District, Illinois, 1968—1976, 1980—1985, Oak Brook Park District, 1977—1980. Art exhibit coordinator Butler School District 53, since 1976, stage set designer, builder, 1976—2002, since 2007, art club sponsor, 1976—2002, yearbook advisory, 1981—1992, Washington trip coordinator & planner, 1981—1999, cheerleading coach, 1983—1988, art club sponsor, since 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Book, Verses for Dad's Heart, 2004, Verse's for Mom's Heart, 2005.


Troop leader Girl Scouts American, Wheaton, 1995—2005. Summer arts and crafts director Global Outreach to Ojibway Native Americans, Wheaton Bible Church, since 2000. Member steering committee Friends of Elk Grove Village Public Library., 1882—1984.

Member of National Education Association, National Association Professional Women, Illinois Education Association, Society Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, National Art Education Association.


  • Other Interests

    Scuba diving, gardening, interior decorating.


Married Richard William Klinger, II, August 14, 1976. Children: Kimberly, Kurt, Kristen.

Harold Greaves

Darlene Peterson Greaves

Richard William Klinger

Kimberly Klinger

Kurt Klinger

Kristen Klinger