Eva Lynn Goldstein-Meola, M.Ed., has been actively involved in the field of education for over 30 years. Not only is she the founder and director of Open Tent Academy, but she has been a writing and literature teacher for homeschooling students since 2001. Additionally, she has been a workshop presenter, homeschooling mother, and private tutor. Prior to homeschooling, Eva was a classroom teacher and elementary school reading and writing specialist. Eva’s biggest joy was the opportunity to homeschool her own daughter, Shayna, who is currently working on her doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder on a full fellowship studying Aerospace Engineering. Eva passionately feels that all children can be given the tools they need to be successful readers and writers. To her, readers and writers aren’t born; they develop over time.