About Melissa Taylor
Author of two books, Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips to Grow Your Business with Pinterest) and Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader and award-winning blogger at Imagination Soup, Melissa Taylor is an entrepreneurial writer and Pinterest expert.
Melissa writes about Pinterest, education, learning, children’s literature, technology, and advocacy for publications online and in print, including Imagination Soup, Parenting.com, ALEX Toys, USA Today Health, The Writer, Scholastic Parent and Child, Working Mother.com, Babble.com, Colorado Parent Magazine, Denver Magazine and others. In 2010, she won the coveted Colorado delegate spot for Parenting Magazine’s Education and Learning Mom Congress. In January 2012, Entrepreneur magazine featured Taylor as the “’Trep of the Month.”
Melissa created and writes the highly popular and award-winning learning blog Imagination Soup, a PBS Kids VIP Blog, Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine Best Reading & Book Blog for 2010, and Circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Mom Blogs and Top 25 Tech Moms.
Melissa served as a panelist for the Cybils 2011 Book Apps and the 2010 Early Readers & Early Chapter Books. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Education Writers Association and the Denver Woman’s Press Club.
With a Master’s Degree in Global Education, Melissa has expertise in early childhood and elementary education with a focus on writing, literacy, and play. She has taught all subjects for the elementary grades and preschool. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Taylor has taught English as a Second Language, taught Spanish-speaking children in inner-city Denver Public Schools and in the federal migrant program, and served as a literacy trainer in underperforming schools for the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC). She was a four-time consecutive winner of Outstanding Teacher in Douglas County.