Leadership Profile

Alumna, Illustrator to Discuss Her First Children’s Book

Teacher and illustrator Sarah Magner ’06 ’09 will discuss illustration of her first children’s book, as well as how she balances her two professional passions, during a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. in room 33 of Miller Family Building. The program is free to the public.

Sarah Magner

Magner served as illustrator for local author Ellen B. Greenberg’s, “Inspector Spencer Solve the Curious Case of Danger Mouse,” which was published in 2012. Bethlehem resident Greenberg needed an illustrator and contacted Cedar Crest Art Chair Jill Odegaard to see if a student or alumna would be up to the challenge for this self-published children’s book. Magner couldn’t be any happier for the opportunity.

“Illustrating a book was always my ‘dream job’ since I was about 12 years old. My career goal after graduating from Cedar Crest was to teach, which I do. Illustrating the book was a nice way to use my art skills in my free time away from work,” said Magner. “The experience allowed me to put my illustration skills to work and was very enjoyable. The author was very pleased with my work in the final product, and it’s very exciting to have my work published.”
Magner plans to continue balancing her career as a first grade teacher at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Northampton—which she says she “absolutely loves”—and art projects that may come her way. She and Greenberg are already planning to collaborate on a second and possibly third book in this series.

For information on the lecture featuring Sarah Magner call 610-606-4666, ext. 3594.