After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from Washington University, Gloria earned a master's degree in education from Georgia State University. She has taught first grade for 22 years of her 26 teaching years and has been Teacher of the Year in two different schools. She has a special interest in reaching children of all learning styles. This has kept her involved in the creation of learning materials since 1975. More recently this interest has led her to present seminars on the emergent reader. Gloria and her husband have raised two daughters in Atlanta, which has always been her home.Lapin, Gloria is the author of 'Sight Word Stories' with ISBN 9781564176707 and ISBN 1564176703.