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KARA CORRIDAN

Executive Editor, Scholastic

Kara Corridan is an executive editor at Scholastic, editing Storyworks, Jr., a brand-new language arts magazine for growing readers. Prior to Scholastic she spent six years at Parents magazine, where she edited several award-winning features on topics including autism and prescription-drug addiction, and regularly appeared on the TODAY show. A graduate of Penn State, Kara grew up in New York City and Connecticut. After memorable stints in Ocean City, Cape May, Hoboken, and Spring Lake, she now lives in Springfield with her husband and two young daughters.

Age:

43

Position:

Executive Editor, Scholastic

City, State you live in:

Springfield, NJ

One Great Achievement:

Surviving my daily commute on NJ Transit. Oh, wait—I mean raising two loving, spirited daughters.

Currently Reading:

The Astronaut Wives Club

Social Media:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (more as a lurker than a tweeter)

Philosophy of Life:

“The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.” —Jacob August Riis

Favorite Indulgence:

I’m very excited that edible raw cookie dough is now a trend.

What’s a favorite restaurant in NJ? And what dish do you love there?

Spanish Tavern in Mountainside. Their garlic shrimp is so, so good.

What’s one thing you love about the WA?

The variety of the backgrounds of the women involved.

One thing most people don’t know about me:

That I’m a WA member. But hopefully they will now!