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Helen Marie Frost, American writer. Certified in elementary education, Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts. Recipient Lee Bennett Hopkins award, National Endowment Art fellowship, 2009-2010.

Background

Frost, Helen Marie was born on March 4, 1949 in Brookings, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Reuben Bernhard and Jean Elizabeth (Timmons) Frost.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, 1971. Master of Arts in Teaching, Indiana University, 1994.

Career

Teacher Kilquhanity House School, Castle Douglas, Scotland, 1976-1978. Principal, teacher Telida (Alaska) School, 1981-1984. Teacher White Cliff School, Ketchikan, Alaska, 1990-1991.

Teacher English, director Writing Center Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne, 1996-1997. Consultant numerous schools and organizations, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Honor Book, Michael L. Printz Award for Keesha's Story (2004)Indiana Authors Award (2011).

Works

Membership

Poetry teacher program for at-risk youth Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 1995—2006. Member Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, Poetry Society of America (Robert Winner award 1992, Mary Carolyn Davies award 1993), Academy American poets, Writers Center Indiana.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, skiing.

Connections

Married Chad Lawrence Thompson, July 23, 1983. 1 child, Glen Andrew Thompson. 1 stepchild, Lloyd Samuel Thompson.

father:
Reuben Bernhard Frost

mother:
Jean Elizabeth (Timmons) Frost

spouse:
Chad Lawrence Thompson

child:
Glen Andrew Thompson Frost