About the Linking Blocks Authors


John Menken is a degreed English teacher (B.S. Indiana State University). He has taught high school English, has designed and taught English courses for home school students, has been a technical writer and editor, and is a published author.

Bev Menken is also a degreed English teacher (B.A. Indiana University), and a certified reading instructor. She has taught elementary and high school English in the classroom, in home school co-ops, and in parent workshops. She has special training in teaching children with learning difficulties.

John and Bev operate their own learning center in Machesney Park, IL, where they enjoy teaching in a multi-sensory, “hands-on” fashion that makes English understandable and enjoyable.