About

IMG_PNGroundEmily Johnsen is an award-winning blogger, freelance writer, and social media coordinator from beautiful Big Sky, Montana.

Emily has written articles for many publications such as HIGHLIGHTS, APPLESEEDS by Cricket Media, and CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL. 

A regular blogger for the AGE OF MONTESSORI website, Emily writes a series of informative and engaging stories about the benefits of parenting with the Montessori Method. She also has her own eclectic blog, MRS. MENAGERIE, which has received numerous awards and accolades.

As a passage writer for Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE,) Emily has been writing narrative and informational stories tailored to specific reading levels and abilities since 2012.

She has also been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators since 2012, and is pleased to be part of the North Texas SCBWI Leadership Team.


 I love that Emily’s blog is so positive and inclusive. (As always!) I recommend protecting and honoring her welcoming tone as it really speaks to our brand. ~ V. Brailsford, Age of Montessori

[O]ur informational editor wanted to pass on that she really appreciated the quality of the draft you submitted. We all appreciate it when a piece comes in looking thoughtfully written, well researched, and complete. ~ B. Lichtenauer, Acquisitions Editor, Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation

Emily, thanks again for thinking of us with this great article! I think our young readers will love it. ~ J. Burke, Editor of Highlights for Children Magazine

Emily’s blog, ‘Ten big Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Education,’ is always our most visited page. Over 1000 people read this one blog-post every week. ~S. Rose, Age of Montessori

Your writing is rhythmic and lovely—sometimes lyrical, sometimes muscular, always engaging. ~ A. Pusey, Senior Editor Charlesbridge

Emily’s blogs generate over 85% of ageofmontessori.org’s 15,000+ unique page views per week.  (Source, Google Analytics)