Phil Bildner

Phil Bildner-pic-4October 2016

Sports Loving Author

We are excited to have author Phil Bildner return to Port Salerno Elementary School this year to serve as our writer-in-residence!  Mr. Bildner will be working with the fourth and fifth graders.

But, did you know that Mr. Bildner wasn’t always a children’s author?  He started his career as a lawyer and then became a New York public school teacher when he realized that he wanted to work with kids.  His unconventional and creative teaching style quickly earned him national recognition.  He incorporated music, the arts and writing into his lessons and arranged for classroom visits from musicians.  Some of his high profile guests included, Blues Traveler, Lauryn Hill, and Wyclef Jean.  He started writing children’s books during this time and transitioned to writing full-time in 2006.

Since his visit with us last year, Mr. Bildner has had two new books come out:  Night at the Stadium, a picture book featuring Derek Jeter, and Rookie of the Year, the next novel in his Rip and Red middle grade series.

 

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