About the Author
About the Author Terry Crawford Palardy grew up in South Boston, Massachusetts. She attended both public and parochial schools in that setting, and then moved to the suburbs, where she attended Northern Essex Community College, then Salem State College (now a University,) Lesley (College) University in Cambridge, MA and finished with a summer course at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her message to her students is that perseverance will bring them to their goal. She completed her teaching career with thirty years, and in those years she taught elementary special education and general education classes, and then middle school; she also taught as adjunct faculty for the graduate school where she had obtained her Masters’ Degree in Cambridge. She is retiring from the Andover Public School System in 2011, and will pursue quilting and writing. Terry is a mother of two and a grandmother of two; she lives with Rick, her husband of more than forty years, and will work with him in their craft store, Wooden Toy and Gift, in Georgetown, Massachusetts, selling beautiful things that make people happy. She has many more books to come, some focusing on woman's role in the twentieth and then early twenty-first century. Some will continue to reflect on changes in education, and others will involve working, family, and the delicate balance of handling a chronic illness. Watch for her future publications at CreateSpace, Amazon.com, and book stores in your area.