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Joan Davenport Carris, Spanish writer. Certified teacher in English, French, and speech. Recipient Reader's Choice award State of Indiana, 1986, Tennessee, 1986, Iowa, 1985. Member Children's Book Guild Washington District of Columbia (president 1992-1993), National League American Pen Women (president Princeton branch 1980-1983), Society Children's Book Writers.

Background

Carris, Joan Davenport was born on August 18, 1938 in Toledo. Daughter of Roy and Gertrude Elfrid (Nichols) Davenport.

Education

Bachelor of Science in English, Iowa State University, 1960.

Career

Classroom teacher Iowa Public Schools, 1960-1965. Private practice as writer, journalist, author, since 1976. Tutor, educational consultant, since 1966.

Instructor Ti-Indiana Educational Network, San Antonio. New Jersey Council on Children's Literature: Authors and Illustrators Annual Symposiums, 1986-1995. Instructor SAT-PSAT preparation, 1988-1990.

Appeared on national radio and television shows for interviews about education, test preparation, and children's literature.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher in English, French, and speech.

Works

Membership

Member Children's Book Guild Washington District of Columbia (president 1992-1993), National League American Pen Women (president Princeton branch 1980-1983), Society Children's Book Writers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, reading, gardening.

Connections

Married Barr Tupper Carris, December 28, 1960. Children: Minda Sue, Leigh Ann, Bradley.

father:
Roy Davenport

mother:
Gertrude Elfrid (Nichols) Davenport

spouse:
Barr Tupper Carris

children:
Minda Sue Carris

Leigh Ann Carris

Bradley Carris