This book is about a little girl (Macie) who is going to school for the first time, and she is very anxious to meet her new teacher. In her search for her teacher, she meets several other individuals (i.e., bus monitor, custodian, counsellor, principal, etc.) who play an important role in her school. Each person explains who they are and the significance of their job. This is helpful for not only Macie, but also other children who may read or listen to this book that aren’t sure what to expect when starting school for the first time or maybe moving to a new school. The bright, cheerful illustrations and the friendly demeanor of each character will have students like Macie excited about their first day of school.
Meet the Author
Dr. Jennifer Chambers is a first-generation college graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she earned her BS in Elementary Education, MAEd as a Reading/Writing Specialist, Rank 1, and EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She also served as an elementary classroom teacher for 15 years and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of English at Eastern Kentucky University from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Chambers has delivered numerous workshops and presentations focusing on cultural competency, best practices, reading achievement, and leadership across the United States. She has authored articles on school culture, reading achievement, and best practices—the most recent of which is Flipping the Online Classroom. Dr. Chambers co-authored a customized textbook entitled: Becoming a Culturally Competent Educator and has just finished writing her second textbook entitled: Diagnosing Literacy Problems: Finding Strategies That Work. She is also a trained facilitator for the Missouri Community Action Network Poverty Simulation. Dr. Chambers has also conducted numerous culture assessments for school districts across the state of Kentucky. Currently, Dr. Chambers serves as the Director of the Literacy Specialist Program and a Professor of Literacy at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.