Headshot of Bridget Farr

Here's a recent headshot which can be used for publication; please credit photographer David Heisler. There's also a full-resolution version (21MB JPG, 3840×5760, AdobeRGB color).

A formal introduction

(If you need a short, formal biography for an article, review, or to read before bed, hopefully this will help.)

Bridget Farr is an author, actor, and educator. Previously a middle school English teacher, she now serves as a vice principal at a public elementary school. Bridget is the author of Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home and Margie Kelly Breaks the Dress Code, as well as an accomplished theater actor and producer. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Shiva, and the neighborhood cat, Sherman. Bridget is represented by Melissa Edwards at Stonesong Literary Agency.

Education is my family business.

My grandpa became a science teacher after he returned from WWII. My dad was my high school principal, and my mom taught kindergarten for 32 years. My older sister teaches eighth-grade biology. (My little sister went rogue and became a nurse.)

Before moving to Austin, I spent nearly a decade with the Montana Migrant Education program. Since then, I've taught ESL and theater at a small charter academy, supported first generation college graduates with Breakthrough Central Texas, and served diverse students in the Humanities magnet program at an urban public school.

As a champion of social justice, I weave students' language and culture into every lesson and support students through difficult conversations about identity, race, and human rights. I promote a school vision that celebrates diversity, says yes to the big dreams teachers have, and provides equitable outcomes for all students. And I'm proud to continue my family business.