Penny Dowdy

Freelance Book Writer & Children's Book Writer

Location:Magnolia, Texas, United States
2 Skills

1999 – Owner, Scholastic Ventures Inc. Magnolia, Texas
Editorial Project Manager, Writer, and Editor
Write and edit trade books for publishers including National Geographic School Publishing, Crabtree, Appleseed Press, and Marshall Cavendish. Write and edit textbook material for publishers and development houses, including Harcourt; Holt, Rinehart, Winston; Navta, Riverside Publishing, Brown Publishing Network, National Geographic School Publishing., The Quarasan Group, Wordwise; IPS Publishing Inc.; People’s Publishing; Meridian; Siboney Learning Group; Barnum Software; SchoolMedia, Inc.; and many more. Subject areas include Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Language Arts. Products range from textbooks, supplemental print materials, leveled readers, and multimedia learning tools. I have experience developing differentiated instruction and content for learners of varied backgrounds and abilities, including English Language Learners and Gifted Learners. I am also experienced in developing standardized test preparation materials and correlating texts to state and national standards.

1990 - 1994 Cypress Fairbanks I.S.D. Houston, Texas
Taught Math, Social Studies, and Science to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students, including ELL and Gifted/Talented students.
Created and Presented “Math History in the Middle School Classroom” at the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
Head of Computer Applications and Technology at a large elementary school.

1987 - 1988 Pasadena I.S.D. Pasadena, Texas
Taught Mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students, including ELL and Basic levels. Piloted a computer-based classroom.
Co-wrote district K – 8 Mathematics curricula.
Presented curriculum guide concepts to graduate-level methods class at the University of Houston – Clear Lake
Presented curriculum concepts at the Council for the Advancement of Mathematics Teachers Annual Conference.

1983 - 1987 University of Houston Houston, Texas
BS Education, Mathematics minor. Graduated *** laude.