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JoeyPinkney.com five minutes five questions with Dr. Patricia Pickles

Dr. Particia Pickle, author of Are You in a Pickle?
Dr. Particia Pickle, author of Are You in a Pickle?
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About "Are You In A Pickle? Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps":

“Are You In a Pickle?” addresses improving students’ performance and closing achievement gaps among all populations and zip codes. Through proven research-based practices that work, the reader gains insight into specific strategies, tactics and techniques that work for K-12 educators and leaders. (read more)

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Are You In A Pickle? Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps”?

Dr. Patricia Pickles: Approximately 2% of African American women in the US serve as superintendent of schools. It was a very lonely journey. I want to assist others who may need support in there quest to improve students’ performance and quality of life for all American’s. (read more)

JP: What sets “Are You In A Pickle? Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps” apart from other books in the same genre?

PLP: Although there are many books on improving students performance and closing achievement gaps, very few authors have actually served as a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools; in other words she was actually in the trenches. (read more)

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Are You In A Pickle? Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps” getting out to the public?

PLP: I have a proven and national brand for being an advocate for children, securing needed resources, creating schools of excellence, and empowering communities. (read more)

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Are You In A Pickle? Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps”?

PLP: It took me two years to write “Are You In a Pickle?”. I am a reflective writer. While I share successful strategies, I also took time to reflect on how I could have done things differently and more effectively. I candidly share this information with the reader. (read more)

JP: What’s next for Dr. Patricia Pickles?

PLP: I am currently working on my second book. The book will be for families, communities, organizations and institutions that deal with individuals who are intellectually challenged. (read more)

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