"Fournier has firmly placed one foot in the pragmatic world of today, while the other points toward a future view of education where teachers and students are treated with respect, and all learners achieve to the best of their abilities. He does this through the medium of humor, and you are in for a genuine treat."
(From the Foreword by David D. Thornburg, Director)
About the Author
- Monthly Feature writer for Converge magazine
- Associate, Thornburg Center for Professional Development
- Author, Storm Before the Calm (ASCD, 2002)
Lou Fournier is an Associate in the Thornburg Center for Professional Development. He is co-authir of Enlighten Up! An Educator's Guide to Stree-free Living (ASCD 2003) and author of Power and Purpose (2003). He has had careers in journalism, training and development, music, marketing, and as a corporate executive for education technology companies. Lou has been a guest of the President of the White House. His insights into purposeful use of music have been filmed for a Master's degree program for Walden University by Canter & Associates. He currently writes a humor column for Converge magazine. In the Field of music, Lou has won numerous awards for songwriting and performing.
Tom McKeith was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, in 1948. He moved to the USA at the age of 22 to study photography at the University of Connecticut. Subsequently he moved to California to continue his studies. He had the great fortune of spending five summers studying with Ansel Adams at his Photographic Workshops in Carmel. Having attained a Masters Degree in Photography at California State University a Fullerton he began teaching the subject at California State University at Los Angeles. At the same time he was also carving a niche for himself as an illustrator in the magazine and book publishing industry. It was this circumstance which led him to move to Sacramento, California, where he was offered a position as an editorial illustrator for e.Republic.