Cindy Lou Aillaud has been a classroom, special education, and/or physical education teacher for 23 years. A few of her many honors include a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship for study in Japan in 2000 and the Alaska Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the year award in 2006. She recently retired from the Delta/Greely School District in Alaska. Ms. Aillaud continues to live in Delta Junction, AK and stays busy visiting schools all across the globe encouraging kids to write their own stories. She is the author of Recess at 20 Below and is currently working with the American Publishing House for the Blind and Dr. Lauren Lieberman on a book about children with visual impairments and sports.