Laura Reinsch, a special education teacher at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School and published author of a children’s book, took time to step out of her classroom to speak to a creative writing class. In 2017 Reinsch and her sister Lisa Krug took a risk and published the children’s book The Snowmobile Named Little Vroom. Both women are third generation snowmobilers and wanted something they could show to their children to introduce them to the sport.
English teacher, Dee Hushmendy tasked her students with creating their own children’s picture book and saw an opportunity to invite Reinsch into the class.
“We have an amazing resource right here in high school,” Husmendy said.
Reinsch talked about the ups and downs of the creative process.
“Write and rewrite,” Reinsch said. “Read it to anyone who will listen.”
Reinsch says co-authoring a book has allowed her to have one more connection with students. “I’ve been there, I get it,” she said.