additional titles:

Painting in the Dark
The Tooth Fairy Trap
Miss Crump's Funny Bone
video:Painting in the Dark

Rachelle Burk

award-winning author

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rachelle Burk

Rachelle writes fiction, nonfiction, science & poetry for children. She was a contributing writer for Scholastic Science World classroom magazine. Her background as a popular children's entertainer guarantees a presentation that is inspirational, educational, and hysterically funny. Her dynamic assembly program emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, and determination, and includes discussion of the Four R's: Read, Research, 'Rite, Revise. Rachelle, a NJ resident, has visited schools in 17 states.

Year(s) of participation: 2018

A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:

2018 at WALDORF SCHOOL New Orleans, Louisiana USA


Rachelle Burk

One of the nicest things about an A4ED event at the Waldorf School in New Orleans is the school's philosophy of environmental protection. The Waldorf School's mission statement includes: "We cultivate in our students a profound love of nature, and gratitude for the Earth and all life. We encourage active engagement with nature, so students may understand themselves as an intrinsic part of the world around us."

The 4th and 5th graders had been researching bees and their contribution to the environment. This contributed to the students' decision to donate my speaker fee to the Honeybee Conservancy. After the presentation I was awarded with the opportunity to see some of the children's writing. After first grader Liam read me his book, he gave me his autograph. When he's a famous author, it will be worth a lot of money; for now, it's priceless.