Jeffrey Penn May has a degree in English and Psychology, a Masters in Secondary Education English, and a Writer's Certificate from the University of Missouri. As principal for an alternative high school, Jeff appeared in television and radio spotlights and has given numerous informative and persuasive educational presentations, congratulations, and condolences, depending on the situation. Jeff has published several education-related articles, mountain climbing articles, technical writing guides, short stories and poems, and has won short fiction awards, including prizes from the St. Louis Writers Guild and Writer's Digest. His work has appeared in the US, UK, and Canada. His novel Where the River Splits was praised in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and "The Wells Creek Route" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
No Teacher Left Standing: A Novelby Jeffrey Penn May
Sarah Morgan hates conflict. She never understood her parents constant sniping at each other and she always felt like she had to protect her little sister. Avoiding fights has served her well over the years, especially as a first grade teacher. However, now she must defend herself against a duplicitous principal, a Machiavellian superintendent, and a libelous, vitriolic attack from a mean-spirited and crazy parent. To further complicate matters, after two miscarriages, Sarah is pregnant again and her husband is working out of town. Now she must become what she has always avoided, a fighter.
Sarah represents the best in all of us. She is a strong woman who shows grace, courage, humor and understanding as a first grade teacher under duress. Confronted with educational policy dictated by ivy-tower administrators and politicians, some of her colleagues buckle under the psychological strain; however, Sarah never gives up.
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As a teacher, I had difficulty believing much of the storyline.