About Us


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Miss Rhonda’s Readers was developed due to Miss Rhonda’s frustration with a child’s first experience reading a book. It’s such an exciting moment and a book about a rat in a van with ham doesn’t do it justice. After hand writing individual stories for each child, Miss Rhonda’s Readers Set ONE was published through a collaborative effort of teacher (Rhonda) and parents (Jen and Heidi).  The rest is history.

Miss Rhonda’s students still test out each new story and offer suggestions (although they are not fond of Miss Rhonda shooing the goose with a broom).  Caterpillars and frogs still occasionally roam free in the classroom, children still joyfully come to school each morning and Miss Rhonda is still inspired by it all.


Rhonda Lucadamo


Rhonda attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After a successful career in marketing, Rhonda spent the last 15 years as a Montessori teacher. She lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia where they have successfully raised two “readers,” sending them to college and beyond. When Rhonda isn’t writing children’s books or teaching school, you can find her gardening, hiking, playing golf, or reading, of course.


Heidi Weathersby

Artist and Designer

Heidi attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and has spent several years as a graphic designer for successful marketing and design firms. She currently lives with her husband (our un-silent and invaluable partner) and two children in Atlanta, Georgia. Besides designing, Heidi does myriad art projects, goes to concerts, and reads!


Jennifer Willhoite

Artist and Designer

Jennifer attended the University of Virginia and spent several years working at Southern Living and Sunset magazines. She currently lives with her husband and children in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with illustrating and marketing, Jen noses around the art room with Heidi, swims, and reads.  

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Theresa Dean

Artist and Designer

Theresa attended Louisiana State University and spent several years working in graphic design before becoming a Montessori art teacher. She currently lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia, but can often be found any corner of the earth seeking adventure. Theresa enjoys hiking and visiting her twin grandsons in Chicago.


Ashley Dean

Director of Marketing

Ashley attended the University of North Carolina and has spent the past several years before Miss Rhonda’s Readers working in youth and music ministry. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but is often traveling with her band, Onward & Upward Worship. Ashley enjoys Crossfit and all things music and arts.