Dr. Ed DeRoche is the co-author of Character, a professor in the School of Education at the University of San Diego, and Director of the International Center for Character Education. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Formerly an elementary and middle school teacher and principal, DeRoche has written and presented nationally on creative problem solving in schools, school administration, and character education. He is a highly respected advocate of character education and is a renowned educator.
Michele Gallo is a teacher with elementary and middle school experience and a site leader for character education within her community. She has served as a mentor for juvenile offenders and presented on character education at universities and leadership academies. She is a member of the Board of Advisers for the International Center for Character Education.
Dr. Nancy Girvin is a distinguished educator in California who has also taught in England and Ohio. She has written journal articles and given presentations for a wide variety of professional educational organizations. The title of her doctoral dissertation was The Use of Nine Factors for Institutionalizing Change to Sustain a Character Education Initiative in Middle Schools. Girvin was selected California Middle School Principal of the Year in 2000 and honored as one of four finalists for National Middle School Principal of the Year in 2001.
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