Cassidy attended Stanford University, where he studied English and Education. Klutz - Klutz History While at Stanford he also became friends with Darrell Lorentzen and B.C. Rimbeaux, with whom he would eventually found Klutz Press.

In 1977, while working as a student teacher at a high school in Mountain View, California, Cassidy began his career as a juggling pedagogue by handing out 75 tennis balls to his sophomore remedial-reading class, along with instructions on juggling. A "klutz" who knows kids - Klutz Press - Company Profile | Nation's Business | Find Articles at BNET.com Pleased with his students' response, Cassidy, along with his college friends Lorentzen and Rimbeaux, wrote and published

Cassidy has remained the chief executive and "creative force" of the company since its founding. In that time he has written over 200 books for Klutz.

In May, 2006, the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose awarded Cassidy the seventh annual Legacy for Children Award, which honors "an individual or organization whose work has significantly benefited the learning and lives of children." Previous awardees included Dr. Seuss, Bil Keane, and Fred Rogers. CDM - Legacy for Children Award-Ronnie Lott 2008

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