Rebecca Mitchel loves children, books, and art. In addition to raising three children, Rebecca ran her own preschool, and taught there for thirteen years. Since then, Rebecca has continued to shape the lives of young children. She implemented, led, and taught an after-school program for elementary schools. During that time, she also taught continuing education classes for childcare teachers through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. A book lover, Rebecca was also president of Friends of the Library (Woodward, Oklahoma) for two years and president of the Woodward Public Library for sixteen years.
Rebecca's other experiences include organizing family trips to museums from New York City to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. She also enjoyed museum field trips with her own children’s classes as well as with the preschoolers in her care.
Additionally, Rebecca taught the after-school art classes for the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where she developed her own curriculum based on the museum’s exhibits. The total of these experiences provided her the credentials to take on her exciting debut series: MUSEUM GUIDES FOR CURIOUS CHILDREN: CONNECTING PRESCHOOLERS WITH ART.
When Rebecca’s grandsons were born, she joined her family in Southern California, where she has lived for the last ten years. The move allowed her to continue to indulge her interests in storybooks, art, and museum experiences.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and completed three years of study in Child Development from Texas Tech University.