As a school counselor for first through fourth graders, I'm often asked to work with children who have discipline problems. I try to create a place where students feel they have someone they can trust. I hope they'll remember that there was one place in school where no one disciplined them, was impatient with them, or shouted at them; that they had a place where they could talk safely about anything.
Paterson, New Jersey, with her frog friend who helps get kids talking
Growing up, I was quite the bookworm. Reading took me to amazing places, and my passion for reading and literature has only grown. When …