From my earliest years, I've always loved reading and writing. It seemed only natural that I'd become a writer.
Earning my bachelor's in English and Spanish education led to my rewarding career as a high school teacher, disciplinarian, and department head of English and world languages in the Philadelphia School System. I later earned a master's in English education and a doctorate in curriculum theory and development and educational administration.
I had the privilege of working in three schools in the beautiful city of Philadelphia: Abraham Lincoln, a comprehensive high school, Benjamin Franklin High School, an inner city high school, and the Philadelphia High School for Girls, a school for academically talented girls and one of the oldest public high schools in the country. I started out as an English teacher and later became a department head of English, World Languages, and English as a Second Language.
While I was still working, I began writing magazine articles. After leaving my job, I began writing books, my lifelong dream. My bully prevention book, Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies, has been translated into many different languages.
After retiring from the school system, I worked for Temple University as an adjunct assistant professor in the capacity of student teaching supervisor. Throughout my years working in schools and by training teachers, I learned what works and what doesn't in motivating children. My main goal has always been to make learning fun.
News Flash: Find A Place of Learning: A Teacher's Story on Amazon to learn about what goes on in a teacher's day. Uncensored!
Also, look on Amazon for Elliot K. Carnucci is a Big, Fat Loser, my latest bully prevention book for middle-grade kids. See if you like Elliot, my lead character as much as I do. Whether you're a kid, Mom, Dad, or Grandparent, I think you'll find something to like about Elliot's quest to stop the bullies in their tracks.Will he win or lose the battle? Find out.
My interactive prayer book for teenage girls, Hi, God, It's Me: E-Prayers for Teenage Girls, originally published by Twenty-Third Publications, is now out in e-book form on Amazon Kindle, iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Sony Reader, and all major e-venues. I've completely revised it for use with all religious denominations.
I've written another book about bullying called Cool Things To Do While a Bully’s Bugging You for children 6-12. I'm also developing a non-denominational e-prayer book for teenage boys.
If you're a teacher or parent who's interested in teaching your child about Mindfulness, look for Helping Kids Live Mindfuly available on e-venues or from Rowman and Littlefield.
Look for Parenting Mindfully:101 Ways to Help You Raise Caring and Responsible Kids in an Unpredictable World. Find it in the fall of 2016 on Amazon or Rowman and Littlefield's site.