Theresa Cocci’s appreciation for telling stories began early in her teaching career. By capturing the interest of her students through storytelling and songs, she embraced her desire to encourage an appreciation and love for literacy.
Her first book, Henry the Hungry Hound, relives the mischievous antics of her beloved dog, Henry, and a kind old woman who devises a clever plan to end his bad behavior. Theresa continues to enjoy writing stories that encompass valuable life lessons. She has published several lessons and articles on educational websites: https://bit.ly/HenryTheHound-Cocci and https://teachingwithorff.com/, while enjoying author visits in the classroom and online. Her current book, “Harry’s Horrible Hair”, will be released in early Spring of 2021.
Theresa has earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kutztown University and Orff Schulwerk Music Certification from the University of Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to writing and attending writing workshops and conferences, she teaches early childhood music and piano independently.
She lives with her husband, Son and Molly, her lovable pup in Reading, PA
Nothing is more important to healthy development than to have a child's life filled with wonderful and positive experiences. What better way to provide this positive delight and stimulation than through the gift of music and literacy!
My goal as an educator is to provide quality instruction while adapting to the needs of each student. Discovering and learning , using music as a tool, provides a growth in literacy through creativity and exploration.