Dr. Gwendolyn Squires is a former elementary/middle school principal having dedicated her entire career of over 40 years to public education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Education, an Educational Specialist in School Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration. She has been a freelance writer since 1984. Her publishing credits include several books, news articles and national journals.
Professor, Consultant & Freelance Writer
Inspiration for School Day Series
As a little girl, my sisters and I always created imaginary characters and mimicked real ones. I wrote the shows and choreographed the ballads for us. These many memories along with my journals from days as a principal have given me lots of ideas for characters, as well as friends, relatives, and individuals I’ve worked with for stories. I find great pleasure in writing stories that will stimulate the imaginations of children, enchant, and thrill them through the use of simple words. I often revisit events and situations that happened at our school during my 19 years as principal. I also feature entertaining characters such as Hula the Big Tooth Monster in efforts of enticing and rewarding reluctant readers with stories that are funny and exciting.