Sharon M Draper
Draper is an educator, a young adult novelist, a motivational speaker, and a poet. He was named Teacher of the Year in 1997 and is the author of Teaching from the Heart (Heinemann, 2000). Draper, a National Board Certified Teacher, is actively involved in motivating and encouraging both teachers and students. Her website is www.sharondraper.com, and she can be reached there.