The Write to Learn Conference offers attendees a chance to interact with a variety of exhibitors, from publishers of textbook materials, to sellers of professional books, to retail exhibitors selling items such as clothing, bags, or jewelry.

Here is a list of this year’s exhibitors:


Booksource is a leading distributor of authentic literature for K-12 classroom libraries. With an extensive selection of books from hundreds of publishers, we provide teachers with access to quality books, at just the right level, with something for every student’s interests. Our customizable classroom library solutions make it easy and cost effective for educators to build, grow, and organize classroom libraries that foster engaged reading in their schools.

Contact: Debbie Lacey-Anderson
Phone: 314-308-5346
E-mail: carla@ed-u-cater.com
Website: www.booksource.com

Educational Solutions International

Educational Solutions International LLC is a company dedicated to supporting teachers through high-quality professional development opportunities, as well as providing educators with the best professional books through our partners at Stenhouse, Corwin, and Scholastic.  Educational Solutions also runs the annual Write to Learn Conference (for K-12 language arts teachers) in Missouri.

Contact: Willy Wood
Phone: 573-356-1572
E-mail: teachingthatsticks@gmail.com
Website: www.writetolearnconference.com

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a global leader in Pre-K-12 educational content and services, combining digital innovation and research to make learning more engaging and effective.

Contact: Shelby Bach, Bill Pallucca, Kim Cantino
Phone: 512-795-3284
E-Mail: christine.ely@hmhco.com
Website: www.hmhco.com

McGraw Hill Education

McGraw Hill is empowering Pre-K-12 educators and learners with programs, tools, and services that make the science of learning serve the art of teaching through purposeful technology, differentiated pedagogical instruction, and unmatched professional development.

Contact: Tanya Mitchell
Phone: 614-430-4709
E-Mail: colleen.mattoc@mheducation.com
Website: www.mheducation.com

Origami Owl

Tell YOUR unique story with Origami Owl‘s custom line of jewelry!  Our Living Lockets and hand-painted charms help you express the things that are most important to you.  So, what’s YOUR story?

Contact: Aimee Johnson
Email: acharmingstory@gmail.com
Phone: 573-202-0942
Website: www.charmed.origamiowl.com

Thirty-One Gifts

Thirty-One is a faith-based company based on Proverbs 31…”The Virtuous Woman.” Their mission is to celebrate, encourage, and reward women through offering quality products and an outstanding opportunity to become successful business owners.

Contact: Brianne Hagenhoff
Email: waltersbrianne@yahoo.com
Phone: 573-301-5597
Website: www.mythirtyone.com/brianneh

Children’s Authors of Missouri

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the only professional organization specifically for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults. Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books in every region of the world.

Contact: Stephanie Bearce
Email: smbearce@gmail.com
Phone: 636-288-5480
Website: www.scbwi.org

Everbind Books

The best, most affordable pre-bound books at the lowest prices for grades K through 12.  All books are sewn with strong bookbinder’s thread.  Plastic laminate hardcovers clean with a damp cloth.  Any paperback in print can be remade into an Everbind Edition.

Contact: Emma Schleiss and George Springer
Phone: 800-842-4234
E-Mail: schleiss@sbcglobal.net
Website: www,everbind.com

IPA Educational Supply

IPA Educational Supply offers manipulatives, games, rewards, classroom supplies, and children’s books for teachers of all grade levels.

Contact: Amy Greene and Donna Howell
Phone: 417-887-1154
E-Mail: info@ipaeducational.com
Website: www.ipaeducational.com

MSTA Reading Circle

The Reading Circle Committee of the Missouri State Teachers Association provides a recommended list of books for Missouri teachers to share with their students.  In addition to providing list, the committee sponsors the Reading Circle Certificate program. Missouri students who read a specified number of books become eligible to receive a Reading Circle Certificate from MSTA. Students who earn certificates for five years are issued lifetime memberships in the Reading Circle.

Contact: Brenda Steffens
Email: jbacon@msta.org
Phone: 1-800-392-0532
Website: www.readingcircle.org

Scholastic Education

The Scholastic Education Group provides comprehensive literacy solutions for the classroom. These include classroom libraries, Leveled Bookrooms and Guided Reading programs, Guided Reading assessments, writing programs, and professional development workshops for teachers and administrators. Scholastic also provides additional resources to help students engage in reading at home.

Contact: Steve Culver
Email: sculver@scholastics.com
Phone: 913-558-9398
Website: www.scholastic.com

Young Living Essential Oils

As the world leader in essential oils, we believe that everyone deserves a life full of abundance and wellness.  Our vision is to bring the life-changing benefits of essential oils to every home, family, and lifestyle.  We are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our essential oils.

Contact: Suzie Kraus
Email: KrausOils@gmail.com
Phone: 858-531-5252
Website: YLDist.com/KrausOils

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit organization dedicated to students’ growth as critical thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another. We provide educators with curricula and professional learning services that allow schools to fully integrate academic and social development. Drawing on more than three decades of research in literacy, motivation, and learning theory, we write and publish curricula that help teachers develop thriving, nurturing classrooms.

Contact: Debbie Lacey-Anderson
Phone: 314-308-5346
E-Mail: carla@ed-u-cater.com
Website: www.collaborativeclassroom.org

 Heinemann Publishing

Heinemann is a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for K-12 educators, including ELL and dual language/bilingual teachers.  Our commitment to our work and customers’ enthusiastic response to our offerings has made us the leading publisher in this area.

Contact: Kerry Williams, Beth Daniels, Kelli Westmoreland
Email: kerry@bkedresources.com
Phone: 636-384-0447
Website: www.heinemann.com


Where through fashion we create freedom, serve others, and strengthen families.  A place where lives are being improved and dreams achieved through love, purpose, confidence, trust, and growth.

Contact: Lori Bledsoe
Email: loribledsoe82@gmail.com
Phone: 816-809-8493
Website: www.lularoe.com

Okapi Educational Publishing

Because Okapi believes that children construct their own learning, our resources promote creativity and innovation. Our award-winning and engaging materials give children a purpose for their reading and inspire further inquiry.

Contact: Angie Meyer
Email: angie@gentryrose.com
Phone: 866-652-7436
Website: www.myokapi.com

Southwest Baptist University

Southwest Baptist University offers competitively priced Master’s, Specialist’s, and Doctoral degrees in education, including three Master’s degrees that can be completed fully online. Students learn from highly qualified faculty who emphasize practical, hands-on learning that can be immediately applied in the classroom.

Contact: Todd Earl
Phone: 417-328-1843
Email: tearl@sbuniv.edu
Website: www.sbuniv.edu

If You Wish to Exhibit…

If you are an exhibitor who would like to exhibit at the 2018 Write to Learn Conference, click on the links below to get more information (“Exhibitor Letter”) or to fill out the paperwork to become an exhibitor (“Exhibitor Form”).  We would love to have you meet our teachers!