Lorie Hammond, Ph.D, is a Professor Emerita at California State University at Sacramento, specializing in science, art, and bilingual/multicultural education. She has forty-five years of experience teaching at nearly every grade level, from preschool to graduate school. She founded the Winters Parent Nursery School, has worked in public schools for quality education and social justice for over thirty years, and has written and published extensively on these subjects. Lorie is co-founder, along with her daughter Dr. Elena Whitcombe, of Peregrine School. She is also a participating grandmother.