|Concordia Programs is a small company - a one woman company. Scottie
Fredrickson started the process of creation in Miami, Florida, at Concordia Lutheran
School. The name of the company comes from the location where she demonstrated a specific
but simple process of keeping the world interesting to students. With humor she was able
to direct students' attention away from the tedium so often associated with class work and
regained the child's wide-eyed view of the exciting world which we all know is there.
After designing several packaged programs for possible
publication and sending them off to more than a dozen publishers, the result was, well,
predictable. The solution was self publishing.
After relocating to Jacksonville, Florida,
in 1988, (she is originally from this city) Scottie accepted several teaching positions in
elementary and high schools. She stopped formal teaching in 1994 and wrote her first
book in the Freddie's Follies collection - If My Aunt Had Wheels.
A virtual deluge of writing followed, with
the total number of titles now standing at 49. She has accepted work from other teachers
and either publishes or simply markets their creations. Other interests now include self
help missions from third world countries. Scottie carries items from Ten Thousand Villages
and Serrv. These items allow teachers to carry realia into the classroom so that interest
in cultures can be stimulated or maintained.
Scottie attends between 8 and 14
conventions a year in order to provide teachers with easy access to her materials. You
will find that these materials will be quite easy to use and refreshing for the students.
G. Paul Fredrickson