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Development Team



Barbara Gilmour


Ms. Gilmour has a BS from Penn State University where she majored in Retailing/Fashion Merchandising.  She had her first etiquette instruction at home, then again at Penn State.  In the mid-90's she researched and wrote two courses, Manners for Kids 8-12 and Manners for Teens.  She started a business teaching classes to kids in her local area.  After several years of classes she expanded the content to focus on school and community programs for early grades.  She is the author and developer of the comprehensive Cool Kind Kid Curriculum and many other social skills and bullying prevention products for parents and teachers.  She is an active blogger, and for many years was a contributing author for Kidsville News! and Parental Wisdom.  She is now returning to conducting Social Skills Classes in her local area.



Sydelle Mason, EdD

Co-Author and Educational Consultant

Dr. Mason's Doctorate is in early childhood education, from Rutgers University.  She has had an accomplished career in all aspects of the educational arena, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  In addition to many high level jobs, she was for many years the Vice President of Professional Development for Vantage Learning, a national educational training company.






Wendy McDermott, PhD

Co-Author, Editor, and Educational Consultant

Dr. McDermott's Doctorate is in Linguistics from Cornell University.  She has had 25 years of teaching experience at the elementary, secondary, and university levels.  She is currently the President of GoodSense English-test development and educational consulting services. 


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