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Author and Educator Sharon Draper Leads GSEP Distinguished Lecture Series

Sharon M. Draper, award-winning author and educator, will discuss "Teaching from the Heart" on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 PM at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus. The talk is part of the Margaret J. Weber Distinguished Lecture Series at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. 

Draper is actively involved in encouraging and motivating all teachers and their students. She has worked all over the world spreading the word about the power of accomplished teaching and excellence in education. Draper will share with attendees how to help the dreams of the children come true. She will remind us of the joy of teaching and will offer encouragement and hope to novice and longtime teachers alike.

Draper has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. In 2011, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of adolescent literature from The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English. In 2015 she was honored by the American Library Association as the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime literary achievement. She has been honored at the White House six times, and was chosen as one of only four authors in the country to speak at the National Book Festival Gala in Washington, D.C, and to represent the United States in Moscow at their Book Festival.

For more information, and to register to attend, visit the Graduate School of Education and Psychology website.