In addition to writing and illustrating award-winning children’s books, Gail Haley has written several books on costume and puppetry. Her articles have also appeared in The Puppetry Journal. She has been a member of UNIMA and Puppeteers of America.
A great believer in hands-on education, Haley has conducted a series of 1, 2 and 3 day in-service teacher education workshops, demonstrating tools and techniques for integrating puppetry into the classroom and curriculum.
Using shadow puppets, glove puppets, rod puppets and marionettes, Haley covers the range from simple to sophisticated, applying these characters to multi-cultural education and special education among other subjects.
These sessions have been conducted for:
- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
- The Scottish Mask and Puppetry Center in Glasgow
- Wisconsin’s Center for Excellence in Critical Thinking
- Various public libraries and school sites throughout the United States