Natalie Lorenzi Title: Freelance writer Education: University of Virginia Location: Gainesville, Virginia Expertise: Education Natalie Lorenzi has been an educator for over 20 years and has worked in the U.S., Italy, and Japan. She was a school librarian for six years and is currently an elementary school principal in Fairfax County, Virginia. Natalie has also been a freelance magazine writer for publications including Scholastic's Teacher magazine, Parenting, American Baby, and Writer's Digest magazines and has created over 50 curriculum guides for children's books. She’s also the author of Flying the Dragon and A Long Pitch Home. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.