Shirley Raines, EdD, served as president of the University of Memphis and was the first woman to hold that position. She is now president emerita and spends her time speaking, consulting, training, and writing. Previously she was the vice chancellor for cademic services and dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a former classroom teacher, Head Start director, and childcare-center director. Raines holds a doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she also earned her MS degree. Raines has served on the faculty or administration of universities in Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Alabama.
Shirley Raines lives in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with her husband, retired Professor Robert J. Canady.
Praise for Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos:
"Finding good quality books and activities for infants and toddlers is very hard. The story s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s are perfect and easy to do. I am so excited about starting this new year off with exciting material for my little ones. Thank you so much for putting great quality work on the market."
—Lisa Hoover, director of children's services, LaVergne Public Library
"Wonderful tool to help support the emerging literacy process in young children. A book I will recommend my 'adult' students to add to their curriculum books. The format supports a busy teacher's need for quick and easy access to materials/ideas. To coauthor it with Karen Miller validates its appropriateness for infants, toddlers, and twos."
—Darrellan E. Lodien, East Tennessee State University
"A must for every teacher of infants, toddlers, and twos!"
—Dr. Patricia Kuby, Athens State University
"This is a book that you can start with at birth for good ideas on how to interact with your child as you introduce them to books and stories."
"This would be a wonderful educational ritual to add to your routine...the authors of this book can help you. They have selected a number of excellent tales that fit the developmental needs and interests of young children..."
"Tell It Again 2! is an essential resource for parents and grandparents."
"If you're looking for a way to jump-start your child's imagination, start with a story from this book and see where it takes you."
—Christian Parenting Today
"You've made my workload easier. The stories are very doable with the young children. The hints and directives at the side of the story help me to recall the sequence of events. The activities, questions and storytelling tips bring out the story and help the children to think what if they were Jack or the Little Red Hen."
—Janet Yap, Hawaii State Library
"The way the stories are presented in this book make it simple for a teacher who is new to storytelling to approach it with confidence."