About the Author

Reese Emery Ryzewski, from Valparaiso, Indiana, has both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Education. Reese is a physical education teacher at Highland High School, in Highland, Indiana. She also works for the Northwest Athlectic Club in Michigan City, Indiana, teaching fitness and yoga classes. Reese was also the director of the Valparaiso Dance Connection for eight years where she choreographed intricate storyline dance recitals.


Reese was named to the 2003-04 volume of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and has been included three additional times. Only five percent of the nation's teachers are ever nominated once, and less than two percent of teachers are included multiple times. The only students invited to submit nominations are those who themselves have been distinguished by being recognized for excellence in either Who's Who Among American High School Students, Who's Who Among American High School Students--Sports Edition, or The National Dean's List.


The synergy of her dance, fitness, yoga and education backgrounds, coupled with her intense love for making children healthy and strong, brought Reese to write The Yoga ABC's with Alvin, Beatrice and Conner.


Reese's mantra is "children moving... our shining future."



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Author Deborah Ryzewski"My class had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Ryzewski when she visited our school as a special guest.

The children enthusiastically participated as Mrs. Ryzewski led the class through the alphabet of yoga poses. She is truly a professional who demonstrates a sincere interest in health and fitness."

-- Elaine Krause, Jackson Elementary School
Valparaiso, Indiana
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