The District: A Dr. Ada Logan Mystery
How do you report a crime that hasn’t yet happened? This is the question Sue Kowalski, Superintendent of Communications at Suncrest School District, grapples with. When documents Sue has been compiling are discovered, she knows it’s only a matter of time before her male colleagues find out and discredit her, invent a reason for her to resign, or dispose of her altogether.
When Sue dies in what appears to be an accidental car collision, an unusual stipulation in her trust weaves together the lives of five women who are grappling with their own professional and personal demons—Dr. Ada Logan whose quest for justice has left her depleted and disillusioned; Eleanor Monroe, an outspoken artist who has been blacklisted since becoming a single mother; Cat Murray, a theatre director who believes if she works hard enough, her talent will finally be recognized by her employer; Jenn Star an award-winning historian who is working under the supervision of a man she once mentored; and Dr. Miriam González García, whose ongoing success as a principal doesn’t transfer to promotion or pay increases.
Thrown together, these fiercely ambitious individuals must learn how to trust each other, and themselves, before they are professionally discredited, their mental stability is shattered, or they face a fate similar to Sue’s.
City Hall: A Dr. Ada Logan Mystery
Teaching Well: How Healthy, Empowered Teachers Lead to Thriving, Successful Classrooms
How can teachers balance the needs of busy overwhelming classrooms with the needs of their own health and well-being? This remarkable book shows you hwow embracing a healthy lifestyle is not only beneficial for teachers, but for students, classrooms, and schools, too. It suggests that teachers can reduce the amount of time they work outside the classroom and still be a motivated and engaged teacher.
Promoting a healthy work–life balance for teachers, the book explores how to avoid burnout while still creating an effective learning community in your classroom. The conversational tone of the book, along with a wealth of anecdotal examples, will make this highly readable resource an invaluable guide for every educator.