is a writer, teacher, and educational consultant. She currently serves as a private tutor and consultant to parents and students. As a public school teacher, she taught gifted and talented, developmentally delayed, and learning disabled students. Monson earned a BA from California State University Fresno and holds K-12 Multiple Subject, Learning Handicapped Specialist, and Resource Specialist credentials. She has served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), and now meets with others who practice contemplative prayer. Her book, The Jesus Question: Daring to Walk the Path of Peace, is now available at your favorite independent bookstore or at Amazon.com.