Jon Konen has taught in Alaska and Montana. Currently, he is an elementary principal in Great Falls, Montana. In 2011, he won the Presidential Award in Elementary Science Teaching. His current K–6 elementary school is the awardee of the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Award. The author has written two guides for educators published by Teacher.org: An Educator’s Guide to Combat Bullying & Bully Prevention and Teacher Evaluation: A Transition Guide to Exemplary Performance.
Ray Kelly – (Illustrator, artist, cartoonist)
Ray Grew up in Great Falls, Montana and graduated from Montana State University with a B.A. in Commercial Design, Graphic emphasis.
For the past 27 years he has run Kelly’s Signs in Great Falls with his family. He illustrates, paints and maintains his original cartoon blog Spitewall.com in his spare time.