Outliers in Education serves as a guide, designed to subdue fears, answer your burning career questions, and serve as a six-segment mentorship session with seasoned educators of various backgrounds ranging from elementary to Ivy League.
Dr. John Shufeldt, a life-long student, physician, attorney, and multidisciplinary entrepreneur, sought out the insights of educators who exemplify the spirit, tenacity, and humility that make them effective academic professionals.
He interviewed the six incredible academic professionals who candidly shared their obstacles and ingredients for success in the enclosed chapters. From enhancing your skillset, to sharpening the leadership traits necessary for school administration, you will complete this book having learned the most potent advice for soaring success and vital insights to becoming the best educator possible.
In Chapter 6, get to know Mary Vallelonga, owner and director of Little Friends Montessori School in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a Montessori teacher of over 40 years, Vallelonga brings a unique and compassionate perspective to the discussion on education. From struggling as a student early in her childhood to building her own school from the ground up, she has tirelessly overcome setbacks that have shaped her to be an outstanding educator. In this chapter, you will be inspired by Vallelonga’s heartwarming story and challenged by how she empowers young students on a daily basis.