Carole Helmle holds a teaching certificate and master’s degree from the University of Houston and has served in many leadership positions in her school and in professional organizations. Ms. Helmle brings experience from both the fields of education and medicine to The Writing Academy. This background has been of exceptional value to The Writing Academy and to Ms. Helmle’s participants in her seminars. Her background is an asset in the Academy’s emphasis on brain research and the development of brain compatible activities and strategies. Her years in the classroom have perfected her ability to motivate her students, and participants in her seminars. She keeps them engaged through the use of innovative, fun-filled activities. Ms. Helmle quickly develops a rapport with the participants. She uses humor as she takes participants through The Writing Academy’s complete process. Ms. Helmle has presented for The Writing Academy for fourteen years. A very engaging presenter, Ms. Helmle is as thorough in content as she is entertaining.