“I love the sparkle in a child’s eye when they intently listen to the story I am sharing. The puppets I use add some magic to the time together.” – Diane Lee (Hipp)
Diane Lee is the co-author of the internationally acclaimed Conflict Resolution curriculum KELSO’S CHOICE and the “NEW” 2012 BUILDING CHARACTER WITH KELSO. She is a National Certified Prevention Specialist and International Prevention Trainer. Diane has delivered hundreds of trainings across the world at professional conferences, at community forums and in elementary, middle and high schools. Diane is an award-winning children’s author. Her book Stuart the Donkey…a Tail of His Tail won USA’S 2010 Children’s Fiction book of the year and International Children’s Book of the Year. Stuart the donkey was inspired by events that took place in a grassy field beneath the shadows of the Bitterroot Mountains near the author’s home in Montana. Stuart, a shy and cautious donkey and his mother spent the summer months basking in the long sun filled warm days in the field amongst young playful mules and their mothers. During those months a new world opened to Stuart as he learns valuable lessons from his wise and caring friend Freckles the fawn. Diane’s second book in this self-help series deals with Bullying Prevention and is titled Hermis and Howard…A Bully Finds His Heart. 2012 Teacher’ Choice committee highly recommended this book. Diane offers dynamic engaging author visits for Elementary Schools. She uses puppets to help her act out her stories. She was a featured author at the Northwest Festival of the Book in Missoula Montana. She leads workshops for students, teachers, community organizers and other related health professionals. She has also facilitated numerous workshops dealing with a variety of positive youth development and community health issues.
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