Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with and inspire kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th and 5th grade teacher, and has now found her home as a 7th grade English teacher in Wisconsin. Pernille is also a speaker, author, blogger, mom, and passionate advocate for education. She's an award-winning expert in literacy and technology integration, and dedicates her life efforts to uplifting engaged and empowered students. She is also the founder of The Global Read Aloud that has connected more than 2 million students in 60 countries. Pernille's books and blogs are sources of tremendous inspiration and insight for teachers, parents, and educators around the world. She believes in having the courage to change and even break the rules for the good of kids and education. There is no place she would rather be every day than in the classroom, teaching her awesome students.