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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

SU Faculty Duo Pens 'ABCs of Wellness for Teachers'

SALISBURY, MD---When it comes to teacher wellness, Drs. Teena Ruark Gorrow and Susan Marie Muller, both professors at Salisbury University and experienced public school educators, really know their “ABC’s.”

Their recent book, The ABC’s of Wellness for Teachers: An A-Z Guide to Improving Your Well-Being in the Classroom and Out, is a finalist for the Association of Educational Publishers 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award. Judged by an expert panel of editors and educators, the year’s top educational products were evaluated according to usability, efficacy and overall educational value. The award credits organizations leading the way in educational resources and sets industry standards.

“We hope this book will serve as a stimulus for teachers to reflect on the many aspects of life that influence wellness,” said the co-authors. “Striking a balance between personal needs and work responsibilities is the key to achieving well-being and remaining engaged in the teaching-learning process.”

Released this year by Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, The ABC’s of Wellness for Teachers offers quick, expert advice to facilitate wellness and promote career longevity. “When Teena and Susan proposed a book on wellness that would fit into Kappa Delta Pi's ABC series, it seemed a perfect match,” said Series Editor Karen Allen. “The purpose of our ABC series is to offer teachers practical tips and ideas that they can access easily and try right away.”

The ABC’s of Wellness for Teachers presents a repertoire of strategies to facilitate well-being, promote career longevity, and address everyday problems faced by today’s teachers. Signs of optimal wellness, strategies to promote balance, and other self-assessment tools to help improve overall health are also included.
“It is never too late to make a fresh, exciting start. Enthusiastically embrace life, forgive past mistakes, and go for the gusto!” Gorrow and Muller said.

A book signing is scheduled 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the News Center in the Talbottown Shopping Center, 218 N. Washington St., in Easton, MD. Kappa Delta Pi publications are also available for purchase online at Winners of the AEP awards will be honored in June.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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