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Mary Don Beachy

Mary Don Beachy, a proud Kansas Citian and University of Missouri graduate, has a B.S. and Master’s degree in Education. She taught elementary students for 34 years in the Shawnee Mission School District, where she was selected the first elementary “Super Star” teacher. Mary Don has been published in Kansas City Parent magazine, Ducks Unlimited magazine, Instructor magazine, The Kansas City Star, Kansas Journal of Reading, and in a teachers’ anthology of poetry.

Her humorous children’s book, Mom Makes the Team, was released in December 2019. She taught popular children’s cooking classes for many years with Kristie Wolferman, and they published When Peanut Butter is Not Enough!, a cookbook for young cooks. A revised and updated version of this book (by popular demand) was released in 2021.

Mary Don’s 2021 interactive book of children’s poetry, Cockleshell Cackles, delights children of all ages, including her husband Bob, their three adult children, and three grandchildren, all born and raised in Kansas City.

In addition to making delicious messes in the kitchen and constantly writing, Mary Don enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling. She always appreciates returning to her favorite city and hometown.