Dylan Teut currently serves as the executive director of the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival, and has served as an instructor for literacy courses for undergraduate students at Concordia University, Nebraska. Dylan graduated with his B.S.Ed in 2012, and taught first grade for three years. During that time, he also planted the initiative for a literacy festival in IL. In 2015, Dylan graduated from Concordia University with his M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction with a literacy specialist diploma.

In July of 2015, Dylan moved from Illinois back to Seward where he served in an apprentice role for the 2015 Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival. In 2016, he assumed directorship.

Dylan is currently working on his PhD in Reading, Literacy, Instruction and Assessment through Walden University. Dylan has won numerous teaching awards, including WREX Teacher of the Week (2013), State of IL K-5 Reading Teacher of the Year (2014), and named to the International Literacy Association’s inaugural “30 Under 30” list in 2015.

Dylan serves on the National Board of Supervisors for the Mazza Museum of Children’s Book Art, a part of the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH and also on the National Mathical Book Award committee. He is a frequent conference presenter and has chaired panels and workshops for the International Literacy Association Annual Conference as well as the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. He is a member of the ILA and the NCTE.

Dylan is an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE where he leads the GriefShare ministry and serves as an organist.

Learn more about the Plum Creek festival at http://www.cune.edu/plumcreek!                                      IMG_0644


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Dylan–I loved the “Good Night, Baddies” interview. And I’m a big Arnold Lobel fan–thought I’d read everything of his. But that poem–rhyming–about the mile high pile of books–can you tell me where that came from? (I mean, from where that came???) many thanks, evie robillard (writer & former children’s librarian)

  2. Hi! I am trying to connect with you on Twitter. @mrsmontjoyreads Our 10 teacher book group would love to read & share The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Would you be willing to share? Email me or DM me on Twitter

  3. Hello Dylan!
    I’m a former early childhood and special needs teacher and now a writer. I love, love, love your blog site! I have written nearly 30 books in print or forthcoming and am constantly pondering what else I might do for children. Thanks for sharing all this lovely work and keep on keeping with the children–the reason we do this.

    All best,


  4. I’m loving the previews of the fabulous 2017 picture books…will share so others can enjoy! And congrats on signing with Upstart Crow Literary…can’t wait to see YOUR books on these lists.:)

      1. Did did you find a way to sign up for a newsletter version? Would love to know!

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