On Sunday, March 19th, at 2 p.m., Rae’s Reads will host its second author event.

Don Jefferies will read from and discuss his book on developing Leadership Skills, The Mechanics of Leadership: Lessons in Leadership from Dad the Mechanic and WWII Veteran.

Don was raised in Manvel, Texas, and received his BS in history and English from Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in history at University of Houston Clear Lake. He has been involved in public education for over 45 years and has served as a classroom teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools for various school districts.

His engaging personality and interesting anecdotes about both his family and his career make him the ideal public speaker. Come ask Don about his father’s experiences in WWII and what Don learned from him that you may want to apply to your own business or life.

Light refreshments will be served.


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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