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About Cyndie

About Cyndie Sebourn, Owner/Author

I am a southern woman, which means that I have the amazing ability to turn two syllable words into four syllable words.  I live in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, surrounded by woods and lakes, and I treasure the peacefulness of it all.  There is no place better.

Of course, I love literature.  There is nothing better than a great story written by a superior author.  To me, that author is Cormac McCarthy.  He is the master of similes that give me pause.  I believe there is no better love story than his novel, The Road.  A parent’s love for a child knows no boundaries.

I also enjoy traveling and my family.  I am fortunate to have a husband who supports this new career; it means a lot to have someone who totally believes in me.  My son Zach is majoring in music, and my son Christian works for our family business and attends college part time.  His wife, Amber, is the daughter-in-law that every mother of a son dreams of having.

I taught secondary and college English for twenty-five years, and I like to think that I taught it well.  My master’s degree is in Education/English; I am a National Board Certified teacher, and in 2010 the Veterans of Foreign Wars awarded me State Teacher of the Year.  This – because I received it from people who fought for my freedom – means the most to me.

My love for my students and my passion for teaching fueled my desire to continue to educate – but through a different format: technology.  With the Smarty Britches book app series, I share the culture of the South, and I share the charming beauty of its southern people.  This app series aligns with Common Core State Standards and incorporates cultural differences and cross-curricular subjects as well as reading strategies and fluency.  At sascynpublishing.com/smarty-activities, you can find lessons for educators and parents that have student-friendly objectives, align with CCSS, use upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and incorporate technology.

My inspiration for the Smarty Britches series began with the gift of two Baby Grands: Jackson and Wyatt.  I had thought that I knew love.  Then those two little boys tiptoed their way into my heart and taught me its whole new meaning.

My inspiration for Apps With Curriculum began with recognizing a need – a need for app developers to empower educators.

My Best,

Cyndie Sebourn