"A Matter of Panache", a unique memoir written by Debra Sanders, is an adventure story that takes readers from the most remote corners of Alaska into the isolated canyon lands of southeastern Utah and onto an army post in Colorado. It is also a fascinating, sometimes shocking portrayal of some of public education's greatest triumphs and most shameful failures.
Debra Sanders spent nearly 25 years championing for the rights of children with disabilities in some of our nation's most challenging schools. An award-winning educational psychologist, Sanders was loved and respected by students, their families, the teachers who struggled to help them and the administrators who were in charge of it all. But, in 2003, Sanders was involved in a work-related auto accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury-one initially diagnosed as mild. However, Debra's head injury caused changes in her skills and her personality which were both subtle and profound, ultimately resulting in her own humiliated exit from a career that had shaped her life and that had driven her passions.
Anyone who cares about children, has been touched by the effects of injury to the brain-theirs or someone they know, anyone who has ever had to dig down and grit their teeth during times of enormous stress and/or adversity and anyone who enjoys a provocative story that makes them think and question both themselves and what goes on in our schools (and minds!) will find this a worthwhile read.
Debra Sanders is offering special bonus gifts to readers who purchase her book on Tuesday November 18, 2008. So, purchase this book from amazon.com and then proceed to Debra's website at http://www.DebraSanders.com to claim the bonus gifts.
For the lucky people out there who are my friends and family or this year's clients, you'll be receiving a FREE copy from me!