I'm a full-service editor and designer for education projects. It has been a pleasure to work with 7 California authors to self-publish their books: a few educators, a poet, novels, a children's book, and an autobiography. I've also held communication positions at the Placer County Office of Education and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. I have received 3 national awards: 2012 NSPRA for Bridging the Achievement Gap, 2011 Clarion for the Chancellor's Office Style Guide, and 2009 NSPRA for Peace, Joy, Hope. Words, art and communication bring us together and I love being a part of that process. I'm also a professional calligrapher and teach at the Crocker Art Museum and in Northern California.
“How can low-achieving minorities close the achievement gap?” Rex Fortune asked. If you’re a parent, teacher or educator, that’s a complex question. After several years of meticulously researching 20 California public schools, and personally visiting 7 exemplary models, the Sacramento education reform advocate listened to principals, teachers and parents, and has some answers for everyone. They’re surprising – and proven to be effective. Fortune holds a doctorate in education from Stanford University and has been a local educator for more than 40 years. He acknowledges that the achievement gap is both a local and a national issue and one that affects not only minority families, but als