Lizabeth Jenkins-Dale: Author, Mom, and Veteran Educator
Born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania, I enjoyed the beautiful landscape of rolling hills, bountiful trees, and commanding mountain ranges this area provides. For two decades, I lived in South Carolina and loved the fascinating meanders, colorful grassy marshes, and playful pluff mud. Then, I resided in Michigan where the cool breezes whistling through the tall pine trees, fertile farmlands, and three of the five great lakes entertain my senses. Now, I call North Carolina home with all of its rich history, beauty, and mountain ranges. I feel fortunate that I have experienced living in such beautiful places.
In 1990, I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Grove City College, PA, and in 1996, I graduated with a Masters of Education from the University of Charleston, SC. After 30 years of being in education in one way or another: teacher, librarian, writer, presenter, and newspaper columnist, I am also a Parent Relationship Coach.
After experiencing a few “rough spots” in my life, I created a new reality for my life through purposeful, focused, and positive thoughts. Gaining personal perspective with each new exciting step I took, I could see further into my dreams, desires, and possibilities. This is what I express in the Middle School Years Without Tears book series for parents as well as the additional books I have published to assist parents and students to live empowered lives. You, too, can see further into your dreams, desires, and possibilities with your child. And, it can be wonderful, awesome, successful, and thrilling for both of you!