After 14 months and more than 1200 hours, my book is finally ready! Whether you are a former student, or a parent or grandparent of a former student or are someone who has never heard of Pleasant Corners Public School near the town of Vankleek Hill, I think you will enjoy this book.
The book is not only an autobiography, not only a book of favourite stories and poems, but a book with an important message. A lot of what is written comes from what I learned by taking courses, attending conferences and from life itself. What I learned, I passed on to my students in a course I taught as a teacher.
The book describes life as a puzzle and in the first four parts, I weave these into what I call “The Puzzle of Life.” Finally, in Part 5, I bring all of the parts from the puzzle together from a presentation I offered to schools in Ottawa after my retirement. It was for students from Grades 7 to 12 and I called it, “The Masterpiece, The Last Wish and The Greatest Gift.” I offer in this book, word for word, that presentation.
And so, as I echoed to students in that presentation, “The curtain is now about to rise on this wonderful drama we call life.”
Part 1: Introduction to Foundations
Part 2: My Family and Growing Up
Part 3: Teaching at Pleasant Corners Public School
Part 4: “Build It and They Will Come”: The Story of Titans Basketball.
Part 5: I bring it all together and include: “The Masterpiece, The Last Wish and The Greatest Gift”
This book contains more than 300 pages and I hope you will enjoy reading my story, as I send, “All My Best, from Me To You.”
This book is a not-for-profit publication. The author will be making a donation in September 2021 to the Pleasant Corners Parent Council.
The book will be for sale as of March 15, 2021 and note that earlybird sales of “All My Best: From Me To You” will end on May 1, 2021 for June 2021 delivery. All book orders must be placed through this website.