Priscilla Pardini

Priscilla Pardini is a former education reporter for The Milwaukee Journal who has worked for the last eighteen years as a freelance writer and editor. She also works as communications coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Academically Talented Youth, editing WCATY's blog, Curious Minds. Pardini is also a WCATY instructor and a private writing coach.

As a writer and editor, Pardini specializes in education issues, and has written scores of articles about a wide range of school-related topics, including professional development for teachers, early childhood education, English language learning, grade configuration, sex education, reading and math instruction, community colleges and charter schools. Her articles are widely available online.

Pardini also has written histories of several organizations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, including St. Aemilian-Lakeside Inc., and the Bel Canto Chorus. Her history of the Faye McBeath Foundation won the Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communication. She is also the author of On Her Own: The Life of Betty Brinn, a biography for children about the philanthropist for whom the Milwaukee Children's Museum and children's room at the Milwaukee Public Library are named. Her latest book, Women Making a Difference: American Association of University Women, 1894-2012, was published in June 2012.

A University of Chicago-trained manuscript editor, she most recently edited Forging a Family Tradition: The History of Walker Forge, by Liza Tuttle; and Riding Through Grief, by Barbara Manger.

Pardini holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master's degree from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies (currently Marshall University), and a certificate in Manuscript Editing from the University of Chicago.