Roberta Harman Ford completed both a B.A. and an M.A. in education at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She semi-retired after over forty years in education including classroom teaching, serving as both a department chair and program coordinator, serving as a staff development instructor, and being a Cherry Creek School District S.T.A.R. mentor for beginning teachers. Currently she devotes her time to tutoring, consulting, and writing the Old Elbows series of books for and about her grandchildren. Roberta has received numerous teaching awards including Colorado Teacher of the Year and the 2012 Alumni Excellence in Education Award from the State University of New York at Geneseo.