Michelle Anthony and her three children: Maya (5), Bryce (2), and Kylie (8) Dr. Reyna Lindert and her three children: Natasha (10), Nadia (6), and Carson
About the Authors:
Michelle Anthony MA, PhD
Dr. Michelle Anthony has always been passionate about her
work with families and children.After
graduating with honors in Educational Studies from BrownUniversity, she went on to get her
Master’s in Child Studies and Teacher’s Certificate from TuftsUniversity.
She taught in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for five years, after which she got her PhD
in Developmental Psychology from the University
of California, Berkeley.Since this time, Michelle has continued to work as a learning specialist
with both typical and developmentally-delayed preschool and elementary-aged
students in both California and Colorado.She has taught graduate-level classes as
well, and has been a speaker at various international conferences on issues
related to education and development.Michelle is also a columnist and writes feature articles for
Scholastic’s Parent and Child Magazine. She is mother to three children,
two girls and a boy, all under the age of 10.
As a result of her own daughter becoming involved in a
series of “Mean Girl” interactions in first grade, Michelle’s interest in this
topic was personalized.She has since
spent almost four years interacting with counselors, social workers, school
psychologists, teachers, principals, administrators, parents, and others around
this topic—most of whom work within the Cherry Creek, Colorado, School
District, where many feel bully-proofing programs began.She and her family live outside of Denver, CO.
Reyna Lindert, PhD
Dr. Reyna Lindert has always wanted and needed to work
with young families in order to feel fulfilled personally and
professionally.She is a certified
parent educator with broad experience working with elementary-aged children and
their families. She graduated with distinction in Human Development and
Family Studies from CornellUniversity. She
then earned her MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of California,
Reyna is a skilled facilitator and has run numerous interactive parenting
workshops for families and children in California
Reyna is also currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at OregonHealth & ScienceUniversity, to continue
her work with young families in a health care setting.She is mother to three children, two girls and
a boy, all under the age of 12. They live outside of Portland, OR.
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