Meet Nancy Tondy. Nancy has been with Bright Ideas Press since the summer of 2005 when she agreed to co-write our English Grammar & Writing Mechanics series with Nancy McGraw. We love Nancy for so many reasons: her bright smile, her willingness to help, no matter how busy she is, and the fact that she is good at whatever job she does, are but a few. Most of all, she is a really great cook. Some of the most enjoyable days are when Nancy brings one of her many delicious dishes to work for all of us to share. Let’s hear from Nancy about her job and some of her favorite things.
I spent the first 21 years of my career as a classroom teacher, peer advisor, and intervention specialist for gifted students. I very much enjoyed working with kids in middle school as well as developing curriculum. All those years as a teacher prepared me well for just about every type of challenge that comes my way in the work I do now.
As Product Development Manager, I oversee a talented team of colleagues. Our job is to do research, write copy, and create illustrations for the revision of current material and the development of new products.
Working at BIP is a great fit for me. My whole career has been about increasing academic achievement, and I have a unique opportunity to do that here. In addition to creating materials for students, I enjoy the opportunity to continue to think like a teacher and to design materials that teachers can use. In my opinion, the work of teachers is incredibly important, as they have the most profound impact on children in a learning environment.
Hobbies: cooking, baking, home décor, and outdoor activities like bike-riding and hiking
Favorite TV Show: Downton Abbey
Favorite Song: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (recorded by Doris Day)
Person who inspires me: Anne Sullivan
“Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.” ~Kahlil Gibran