Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse learning levels and populations. She shares her knowledge and experience at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs.com, publishing her unique materials for classrooms worldwide. Heidi has also created 20+ original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed for young performers, and numerous picture books and teaching resources. Heidi has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten most of her career, with occasional time spent in first & second grades, and is currently teaching Transitional Kindergarten!