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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Retired Black Educator Releases New Book About Why Some Parents Are at Fault for Their Children’s Behavior

— To understand a child all you have to do is meet their parents and when you do, sometimes all you can say is “Really? Apples Don’t Fall Far From The Tree.” —

Really? Apples Don't Fall Far From the Tree by Bea Lewis

Bea Lewis, author of “Really? Apples Don’t Fall Far From the Tree”

Jacksonville, FL — Bea Lewis is a dynamic retired educator and former Hearing Officer of Duval County Public Schools, who has led and served students, schools and administrations for 36 years. Holding a M.S. in Educational Leadership, her approach to education can be summed up as follows, “Do what is in the best interest of children during the day, so that you can lie your head down and rest well every night.”

In her first published release, Really? Apples Don’t Fall Far From the Tree: Understanding the Behaviors of Parents and Students, readers will get tutelage on how to deal with parents such as The Angry Battler, who is always ready for war, or the student she calls The Explainer, who has a colorful, yet unbelievable story for everything. She has names for the teachers and administrators also, including one type called – I Gotcha’s. A description she gives for those who go out of their way to make sure kids were sometimes placed in a no way out/no win situation in order for the adult to be right… which made her wonder why the police were not at the credit union on teacher payday to arrest them for stealing money they had not earned. Imagine that!

Bea Lewis’ Really? Apples Don’t Fall Far From the Tree takes you on her personal journey of navigating the twelve personality types of the 10% of parents, students, teachers, and administrators who took up 90% of her time. She uses, real, “tell-it-like-it-is” talk, infused with humor to describe some of the most outrageous and bewildering experiences that are relatable to any school environment. She gives common sense, tried and true advice to readers that are applicable not only in educational setting, but universal to all organizations.

This quick, self-help book is exciting and engaging. She uses her extensive leadership roles, elaborate professional development background, to effectively depict the “characters” that consume the day in this book. There’s no finger-pointing, just real talk and valid insight combined with common-sense lessons to be learned. personality types will not detract from the preset goal but will in turn add color to the pictures of your career life.

Really? Apples Don’t Fall Far From the Tree: Understanding the Behaviors of Parents and Students is available for sale online today. Bea Lewis is available for book signings, readings, panel discussions and conferences. For bookings or an expanded bio of the author, visit www.beatheauthor.com.


Bea Lewis