Kathy Short

We The People Co-Director

Co-Director Kathy G. Short is a professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies with an expertise in global children’s and adolescent literature and is Director of Worlds of Words. She has experience as an elementary teacher and reading specialist and her research focuses on curriculum development with global literature in K-12 classrooms. As director of Worlds of Words, she organizes professional learning opportunities for educators and travels extensively to work with K-12 teachers around the world.  She is past president of the National Council of Teachers of English and of the United States Board of Books for Young People.