Writer, copy editor, and educator who finds joy in reading, writing, and thinking along life’s trails

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My Writing

Published Works:

Nelly: The Turtle That Went to School and Found a Home

The Hammerman

Duck University’s Computer Club Champion

Additional Published Works:

Journal Article:

  • Lockard (Stoddard), M. with J. Botkin, M.B. Kosub, J. McGowen, L. Wallin. 2003. Trekking toward teacher renewal. Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Journal 66, 28–31. *Used with permission of Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).

Professional Publications:

  • Lockard (Stoddard), M. 1996. One writer’s mindsplash. Writing Teacher 9 (4), 19–20.
  • Lockard (Stoddard), M. 1994. Writing takes flight. Writing Teacher 8 (1), 7–9.
  • Lockard (Stoddard), M. 1990. Penciltip talents. Writing Teacher 4 (2), 26–29. *”One Writer’s Mindsplash” used with permission of ECS Learning Systems, Inc.

Contract Assignments:

  • Wrote science nonfiction reading study units for multi-level thematic teaching kits for an educational publisher (2010).
  • Wrote 36 fifth grade passages each with questions for practice reading test materials for Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) for Region 13 Education Service Center, Austin, Texas (2001).

Unpublished works:





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