Marika Simon is originally from the United States of America. She received her MEd in Elementary Education from Boston University School of Education. In 2000, she moved to New South Wales after marrying an Australian and has been teaching at various primary schools around Sydney's North Shore since 2001. She has always loved using the School Magazine with her students. She lives on the Lower North Shore with her husband and two children.
Marika has always loved reading, writing and doing crafts. She has written articles on various crafts in periodicals published in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2015 she is bringing her enthusiasm for teaching and writing to the Teaching Guide writing team.