Colorado Springs, CO, December 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press author Debra Sanders announces the release of her explosive new memoir, A Matter of Panache. Sanders is a school psychologist who suffers a traumatic brain injury after a work-related car accident. During her recovery, she finds herself suddenly butting heads with school administrators and teachers as she questions the legal and moral maneuverings of her school district; and they, in turn, begin to question her competency and the long-term effects of her brain injury. This is a story of not only the triumphs and failures of special education but also Sanders’ fight to accept the changes in her personality and maintain her professional reputation after a devastating injury.
Set in the remote regions of Alaska, then in the Mormon-dominated culture of reservation land in southeast Utah, and finally in an army post in Colorado during the height of the Iraq crisis, A Matter of Panache paints an engaging portrait of one woman and the quirky, complicated, goofy, brilliant, and loving kids she works with as they learn to cope with the challenges of learning disabilities, brain injuries, and a host of other disorders. The pictures Sanders paints are both funny and achingly sad, and the reader is offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of school politics.
A Matter of Panache could not be more timely or relevant, as the leader of the No Child Left Behind legislation prepares to exit, making way for a new kind of political leadership with the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of children in our public schools. It’s also a time when we are welcoming back our soldiers from Iraq, a startling number of them suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury, which is, as Sanders describes, an often misunderstand and misdiagnosed malady.
A Matter of Panache is at once an adventure story and a revealing report on the inside happenings within some of the walls of public education. Inspiring readers to laugh, cry, groan, rage, and love, when the last page is turned, it is a story not soon forgotten.
ISBN: 978-1-4327-2816-8 Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback SRP: $19.95
About the Author: Debra Sanders has been a nationally certified educational psychologist since 1985. She was awarded both the Alaska Educational Psychologist of the Year award and the University of Alaska KPC, Adjunct Faculty of the Year award. More recently, Sanders was honored as a 2008 Next Generation Indie Finalist.
For more information or to contact the author, visit debrasanders.com.
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