Veldorah Rice is the owner of Write from the Heart. Veldorah holds three BA degrees in English, History, and Communication from Grove City College and a dual MA degree in English and Film Studies from University of Pittsburgh. She is the administrator of all aspects of the company including website maintenance, student enrollment, coach oversight, and development of new classes. In her free time, Veldorah loves to travel and work in the film industry as a producer and art director.
Veldorah Rice is so grateful to be raising her son in the same hometown that she grew up in herself. She holds several Bachelor of Arts degrees from Grove City College and a Master of Arts degree from University of Pittsburgh. When she isn’t writing or Skyping with her daughter in Latvia, she fills her days with walks with the family dog, Makai, knitting with friends, making movies and commercials with local film companies, and pretending to be a movie and television critic.
Abigail Salyards lives on a farm in the mountains of Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science. She worked as a children's librarian, one of her dream jobs, for a few years. Now she is raising a son, studying herbalism and trying to keep up with the excitement of farm life. Needless to say, she loves writing and reading and is excited to be involved in Write from the Heart, the class that taught her to enjoy good literature not too long ago.
The AP® English class and Customized Independent Study class are both taught by Veldorah Rice. Herself an eclectic learner, Veldorah is uniquely qualified to teach students in a wide variety of subject areas. She holds three Bachelor of Arts degrees from Grove City College in English, History, and Communication and a dual Master of Arts degree in English and Film Studies from University of Pittsburgh. She has taught at both the high school and collegiate level in all of these subject areas. Veldorah currently also teaches part-time at a local community college and freelances as a producer and art director in the film industry.