Speaker Angela Santomero

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Angela Santomero

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Creator, Executive Producer. Angela’s Clues

Angela C. Santomerois an original Co-Creators, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the breakthrough and award winning Blue’s Clues.  Angela is also the Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the smash hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS), as well as Super Why! (PBS), Creative Galaxy (Amazon Studios), and Wishenpoof! (Amazon Studios).  Malcolm Gladwell referred Blue’s Clues as "One of the stickiest TV shows EVER made" in his book The Tipping Point. 

Described by Joanne Rogers as “a modern day Fred Rogers,” and by Fatherly.com as “the driving force behind the best educational programming for children,” Angela’s work has won the prestigiousPeabodyaward, twoTCAawards, 25+Emmynominations, and numerous Parents Choice Gold Awards. Angela's legacy is forever changing the way in which preschoolers watch television by presenting them with unique, challenging programs that enable them to learn through play, humor, and respect - - changing the world one preschooler at a time!  Angela blogs on Angela’s Clues.com and her first parenting book, Preschool Clues – Raising Smart, Inspired and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World is set to debut Spring 2018 with Touchstone/Simon and Schuster. 

Angela has a B.A. from The Catholic University of America, which awarded her aYoung Alumni Merit Awardand her Masters degree in Child Developmental Psychology and Instructional Media & Education from Columbia University (Teacher’s College), which awarded her with their1999 Early Career Award. Angela’s children’s education background coupled with her unique knowledge of kids media and production allow Angela’s work to successfully integrate education, entertainment, and active participation which enable children to learn through play.

Angela has a book coming out in Spring 2018 with Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone called Preschool Clues-Raising Smart, Inspired and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World.  The book explores the benefits of screen time, a healthy media diet, and how parents can use strategies from screen time to promote their children's educational, psychological, and social development. 

When she’s not writing, Angela likes to spend time with her daughters, Hope and Ella, her husband, Greg, and their puppies, Blue (just kidding!) Oreo and Samoa.  She also loves to hear from YOU at angelasclues.com.  

Featured in: Netflix's New-School Preschool

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