With many years of professional experience in bilingual education and immigration services, Peggy P. Edwards serves as the founder and the president of the Publishing Club of Laguna Woods, which was established in 2013. Over the years, she has authored a number of books regarding English and Spanish education, including “Alfabeto Crossover Alphabet” and “Lalalandia.” Additionally, through the aforementioned publishing company, she has released five editions of “Village Stories,” an anthology of stories, memoirs and poems written by members of the Village Publishing Club. As a child, Ms. Edwards taught English to a friend, which inspired her love of teaching and, as such, the entirety of her career. Prior to her tenure with the Publishing Club of Laguna Woods, Ms.
A publisher at Post Oak Publications, Emma N. Jackson Wisdom has been writing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the last eight years. She began her professional career as a program coordinator at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1980, later moving up the ranks from assistant to president between 1980 and 1984, executive assistant between 1984 and 1986, and executive director between 1986 and 1989. Serving as the features editor at Metropolitan Times Newspaper for one year, she then became an instructional aide at Tennessee State University from 1990 to 1993. Later on, Ms. Wisdom instructed at the Nashville Urban League from 1997 to 1999 and wrote for the Nashville Pride Newspaper from 1996 to 2003. In addition to this
Lorraine Peoples is a retired elementary school educator with more than 55 years of specialization in reading instruction. She attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, earning a Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 1962 and a Master of Science in education, curriculum and instructional design in 1967. Ms. Peoples completed further postgraduate coursework at Drake University in 1978. Ms. Peoples initially served as a primary teacher at Glick Elementary in Marshalltown, Iowa, from 1962 until 1963, and at Grant Elementary in Des Moines between 1963 and 1965. She joined Fisher Elementary School in Marshalltown as a primary grades teacher from 1965 to 1978 and excelled as the interim principal for the 1978 academic year. From 1978 until 1988,