Kelly Justus Campbell is a former elementary art teacher and preschool teacher. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and her early childhood teaching certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Kelly is the former director/teacher for Middleham and St. Peter's Day School and the current director and teacher for Salem United Methodist Preschool. In addition, she has been the educational director of the Animal Rescue League and the Pennsylvania Wildlife Center.
Kelly Justus Campbell lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband and three children.
Praise for Art Across the Alphabet:
"When creative process meets the ABCs, you know it's a winner! I recommend this excellent book as a must-have resource for anyone who works with and loves kids!"
--MaryAnn F. Kohl, award-winning author of Preschool Art, First Art, and Great Artists
"So often I think that teachers resist using art materials for activities other than open-ended art. Art Across the Alphabet broadens the use of art materials. It so nicely blends all these materials on the art shelf with a wide variety of alphabet activities. Thus children are able to use the art materials to learn new language skills such as alphabet recognition, sounds, and sequence. My favorite part is the ongoing alphabet gallery. I can just see children having so much fun decorating each giant letter with different art materials and then hanging it in the special alphabet gallery. I encourage everyone to do it!"
--Liz Wilmes, author of Parachute Play, The Circle Time Book, and the 2's Experience Series