Charlotte began taking notes when a parent was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was urged to share her writings with a larger audience and published her first book. As a teacher of gifted students, she noticed a similar structure of support was in play. Both groups did not have a voice…
For populations without voice or power
their well-being depends on a three-legged stool of family, professionals, and advocates. A family member, a teacher, and then an advocate, Charlotte found her niche working as a bridge of support between the three legs of the stool. She continues to write and advocate for both groups.
She advocated with state lawmakers:
“Charlotte is my most trusted advisor in the gifted child arena in education…”
Washington State Senator Ann Rivers
My Writing Blog
Imagine one and only one option for program services for all special needs students. That would include blind students, deaf students, learning impaired students, children with Asperger’s Syndrome and so forth. What single school program or service would educate all...
Working with extraordinary students is hardly new to me, but this summer was punctuated by the arrival of two boys I will call Daboud, a Palestinian from Gaza, and Ely, an Israeli. Jerusalem Peace Builders is affiliated with a successful peace-building program once...
By Charlotte A. Akin Back when I was a teacher, I would occasionally have the problem student whose mother came in for a conference. When I expressed the problem and spent real time going over possible solutions, sometimes it would result in positive change. But...