Staff Directory

Crystal Ballard

Implementation & Training Specialist

Crystal has worked in education since she graduated from college at Utah State University. She started work as an elementary teacher in 1st and 2nd grade and then when back to school to get her Master's degree in Library Science. Ever since, she has worked in school libraries in many different states including Texas, Colorado, North Dakota, and now Wisconsin. Crystal loves reading and is passionate about bringing books to life through puppetry and personal connections. In her position at TeachingBooks, she hopes to share the magic of books with you.


A memorable book
from Crystal's childhood is
Beautiful Oops.

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