Bridgette Gallagher, Young Authors Academy Founder & Lead Teacher
An educator for 17 years, I have always had a passion for bringing out the creative side of my students. I teach ninth grade English and Creative Writing at Saratoga Springs High School where I have been department head for 8 years. I am a certified educator in English 7-12 and hold a Certificate of Educational Leadership from Plattsburgh State University. Before I became a parent myself, I taught for three summers in Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
I am an aspiring young adult author myself and credit my love of reading and writing to my early teachers who recognized my passion for writing.
I think every child can benefit from the skills of storytelling and the pride of making a story their own. Young Authors Camp of Saratoga Springs is the perfect marriage of summer fun and creativity where students can grow as creators, performers and tellers of their own stories.