Jon Scieszka - Personal Life

Personal Life

Scieszka is the second oldest of six sons born to Shirley Scieszka, a Registered Nurse, and Louis Scieszka, a former elementary school principal. He attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana for high school, Albion College in Michigan where he studied English and pre-med. for his B.A.., and Columbia University for an Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing. Scieszka currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife Jerilyn Hansen, an interior designer. His children, daughter Casey Scieszka and son Jake Scieszka, live in the neighborhood as well.

After graduating, Scieszka worked in a variety of capacities: teaching at an elementary school (mostly second grade), writing for magazines, painting apartments, and working as a carpenter and lifeguard.

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