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I'm Frances Leary.

I'm a Texan-Canadian-Coloradoan educator, trainer, speaker, and consultant. Whew, that's a mouthful. To top that off, I lived and taught in Greece for a year, too. I'm also mom to an amazing teenage daughter who is growing up much too fast.

I have an MA in Folklore and am a National Board certified educator with 17 years of experience teaching in elementary, secondary, and university classrooms. Today I travel around the country and internationally inspiring and empowering educators with the tools and strategies they need to minimize classroom management distractions and maximize teaching time. I also work with educational organizations to support their integration of technology and digital media in the classroom.

I am also an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and founder/former CEO of award-winning marketing and communications firm Wired Flare,  a Best for the World B Corporation honoree. In that role, I put out a series of informative and fun videos to support small businesses in their online endeavors. 

I have written two books that have been published, one in my very young years and one a bit more recently. You can click on the images below to find out more about those.





And if you go back even farther, I was in a band and recorded two CDs. In case you're interested, a few of my songs are on Soundcloud.


I am grateful for my diverse background and unique experiences, all of which have brought me to this moment in my life. My mission is to help make the world a better place and to do  work that impacts people's lives for the better.

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In my free time you'll find me with my daughter, enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, reading, or singing to my heart's content. You may also catch me on a local stage indulging in my love of musical theater.

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