Who we are

ABOUT TIME FOR KIDS

TIME for Kids engages students with authentic journalism, inspires them to join the national discourse on current topics, and provides teachers with valuable resources for the classroom. TFK was founded in 1995, and has been a trusted source of news ever since. Currently, our magazine reaches more than 2 million students in elementary school classrooms across the United States. We offer four grade-specific editions. Edition K–1 and Edition 2 publish 28 issues per year, with magazines arriving in a monthly bundle. Each issue gets students excited about reading and helps build early literacy skills. Edition 3–4 and Edition 5–6 publish 24 weekly issues. The magazines build informational-reading skills, helping students to better understand our complex world and become informed and active citizens.

MEET OUR TEAM

Andrea Delbanco

Editor in Chief

Andrea Delbanco is Editor in Chief of TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2005. She went to college at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Some of Andrea’s favorite assignments for TFK have included meeting Telly and Rosita from Sesame Street, interviewing astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and attending conferences at the White House about breaking down gender stereotypes. In her free time, she enjoys reading stories and coloring with her daughters.

Drew Willis

Creative Director

Drew Willis is creative director of TIME for Kids. He started his career designing and illustrating children’s books, and joined our staff in 2006. Drew’s favorite TFK moments include speaking live with astronaut Scott Kelly during Kelly's year in space and visiting the supercool robots at MIT’s Robotics Lab, in Boston, Massachusetts. In his free time, Drew enjoys camping in the wilderness, figure painting, and doing occasional drawings for books.

Jaime Joyce

Executive Editor

Jaime Joyce is executive editor at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2007. She earned master’s degrees from Bank Street College of Education and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, in New York City. For TFK, Jaime covered the 2012 and 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2017 presidential inauguration, and the Women’s March on Washington. In her free time, she enjoys visiting art galleries and museums.

Stacy Bien

Curriculum Director

Stacy Bien is Curriculum Director at TIME for Kids. Previously, Stacy was a regional director of academics at an educational nonprofit. She has worked in education for more than 10 years, with students from preschool to middle school. With a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction focusing on literacy, Stacy is passionate about education and quality instruction. She enjoys baking, biking with her family, and getting lost in a good book.

Stephen Blue

Art Director of TIME for Kids

Stephen Blue is the art director of TIME for Kids. He joined the staff at the end of the previous century, in 1997. He also teaches at Parsons School of Design, which is his alma mater. Stephen is an illustrator and animator, as well as a comic-book creator. One of his favorite assignments at TFK was taking photographs of Michelle Obama. In addition, he was thrilled to learn that some of his workmates had barely been born when he was starting his career at TFK.

Meet more members of the TFK staff:

Allison Singer
Brian McGrath
Candace Dipsey
Constance Gibbs
Ellen Nam
Karena Phan
Rebecca Katzman
Rebecca Mordechai
Shay Maunz