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. Now, I reside in Michigan where the cool breezes whistling through the tall pine trees, fertile farmlands, and three of the five great lakes entertain my senses!
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 17 years teaching at the elementary and middle levels, I’m now a part-time librarian, writer, presenter, and former newspaper columnist.
It is a joy to share each day with my daughter and to relive those interesting school years through her perspective. My husband has dedicated 30 years of his life serving in the military. My dog has great patience because at times I have to ignore the sloppy wet tennis balls he brings me while I am typing!
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 for parents as well as the additional published books. 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!