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From My Mama's Kitchen Recommends...Stephanie Duckworth-Elliott-Poneasequa-The Goddess of the Waters

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Continuing with our August theme – From My Mama’s Kitchen Recommends… authors who have written excellent books that touch the heart and move the soul!) Our guest for this week is Stephanie A. Duckworth-Elliott, an author, educator, and member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Stephanie has over 15 years of experience as a Minority Educator both in and out of the classroom. Her educational background consists of being a member of The Graduate Faculty at The New School for Social Research where she received her Master’s in Sociology. She earned a Masters in Non-profit Management from the Graduate School for Public Policy at Rutgers University at Newark, and a BA in Africana Studies from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Her professional background as an educator consists of teaching 75 college courses at various institutions including Princeton University, Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, Colorado Technical University and numerous community colleges. She is also a certified teacher in the state of New Jersey and has taught 6th grade in the Franklin Township School District and 2nd grade at the Collegiate School in Manhattan. She was the Assistant Executive Director of the National Commission on the High School Senior Year funded by the U.S. Department of Education under President Bill Clinton and has written numerous reports that she either authored or co-authored focusing on education. She was the recipient of the Wallace Dewitt Reader’s Digest Fellowship for Minority Teachers and studied at Bank Street College during her fellowship. Her new book Poneasequa – The Goddess of the Waters is about a little girl’s journey to self discovery serves as a wonderful inspiring story for everyone. Please call 347.327.9995 to join Stephanie and I live on the air on Tuesday 8/11/09 from 10-11 am CDT as we discuss her life’s journey and her new book!