Author Meril R. Smith’s New Book “Confessions of an Elementary School Principal” Is a Series of Anecdotes Collected Over a Wonderfully Eventful Career in Education

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Recent release “Confessions of an Elementary School Principal” from Page Publishing author Meril R. Smith is a collection of lighthearted and illuminating reflections upon decades of teaching and administration in a variety of schools. One of his most rewarding tenures was at Edenvale Elementary School, a diverse learning community in an impoverished area where the expectations for student achievement were exceedingly low; his thoughtful and innovative programs were a resounding success and inspired generations of students to stay in school and pursue college degrees.

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Meril R. Smith is a career educator who was inspired to rise above illiteracy and an impoverished childhood by the life-changing mentorship of his own sixth-grade teacher. He has published his latest book “Confessions of an Elementary School Principal”: a candid and engaging memoir of a long teaching career marked by dedication and achievement for his beloved students.

Smith writes, “Take a peek! What kinds of things really happen inside an elementary school? The stories in ‘Confessions of an Elementary School Principal’ will make you laugh. A few may make you cry. Other stories will provide insight into children and teaching. Many will give you pause and something to ponder.”

Stories span the career of Meril Smith. He is one of the lucky people who never went to work. He loved almost every ten-hour day he spent with students, teachers, and parents. All the stories are true. Only some of the names in the stories have been changed to “protect the guilty.”

Published by Page Publishing, Meril R. Smith’s engrossing book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of anecdotes by the author and by fellow teachers, administrators, and students.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Confessions of an Elementary School Principal” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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