Joanna Merideth

The Reading Tree


Joanna Merideth

There is lots of care and attention that is needed for your child to sprout into a fluent, mature reader.  Through a new Fireflies’ series, The Reading Tree, early childhood educator and author Joanna Merideth, will equip you with developmentally-appropriate strategies that you can use to help your child learn to read in fun, meaningful ways.  Becoming a fluent reader is quite an adventure for little ones, so join Joanna as she digs in and helps you plant strong, reading roots.


Jocelyn Bartle

Beginning Communication Skills

Join us in welcoming our newest Fireflies Blog contributor, Jocelyn Bartle.  We believe strongly in the power of verbal communication in the lives of our children and their families.   Join Jocelyn as she shares original Fireflies Presents… & storytelling experiences to enhance your Chasing Fireflies family legacy moments!  Welcome Jocelyn!

I am very excited to be a part of the Fireflies team! It is such a blessing to be able to contribute to the beautiful invitation Deni provides her followers — an experience to discover, explore and strengthen communication skills that will leave a lasting imprint on your child’s life.”      Jocelyn



Deni Corbett, Founder

Communicating with Confidence

Children must be given an opportunity to communicate effective messages in three main areas: print, verbal, & visual.  Deni provides monthly activities that encourage these three communication areas and support the featured theme will be provided monthly.

Deni Corbett received her BS degree in Education from Asbury University and her ESD in Reading and Language Instruction from Oakland University.  She received her MA in Instructional Technologies and Media Design from NSU.  Deni currently serves as Senior Director & Consultant for ETC (Engaging the Culture) Ministries as well as Program Director for the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) and is founder of


Gil Moegerle, Co-Founder

Chasing Fireflies Podcasts

We are so thrilled to have Gil join us as host of our Chasing Fireflies Podcasts.  One of his many passions is equipping children to communicate effectively and with confidence.  His other passions are his three children and five grandchildren.

About Gil

Gil Moegerle has served for 40 years in the communications field. He is currently an adjunct professor of corporate communications. For 18 years he was a senior communications project manager for Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. In that role he managed many of the company’s relationships with journalists of leading national and California media outlets and served as one of the corporation’s senior spokespersons. Prior to joining Edison, Moegerle served in marketing communication with CompUSA, as a senior vice president of the international nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, producing and co-hosting the organization’s daily radio program, and as vice president of the Domain Advertising Agency.