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  • Keywords
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    • Education Memoir,
    • Teaching short stories,
    • Professional humor,
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The Principal Chronicles Two/Too/II/As Well
by David Garlick

David Garlick, your favourite educational storyteller, is back with a new collection of short stories: The Principal Chronicles Two/Too/II/As Well. It’s a ‘mostly true’ memoir that follows Garlick from pre-school to post retirement. The majority of stories, such as “At the Intersection of Adolescence and Technology,” “Three A.M. Hypochondria,” and “Kid, Your Dad Knows Everybody,” display a gentle sense of humour that will have you laughing and turning the page to get to the next story. Others, like “They’ve Already Won,” will grab at your heartstrings. Some stories do a bit of both. Every aspect of Garlick’s career is dealt with, from student to teacher to vice-principal and principal to retiree. The stories show the rollercoaster ride that is education, whether you’re the student, teacher or principal. As one reviewer of the first book said, “If you are a teacher, were a teacher, or know a teacher, this is a must read!” Although the target audience of The Principal Chronicles was intended to be educators, people from all walks of life, and all ages have found the stories relatable and enjoyable. People who finished that book wanting more will love Two/Too/II/As Well. As long as you like to laugh, this book is for you!

"So happy to hear more stories, reflections and universal truths from David Garlick. As someone who has always valued the role educators play in our lives - this thoughtful, nostalgic collection gets an A+. I laughed out loud, shed a few tears and stopped to think about some of the lessons spelled out between the lines of this beautifully written book. It’s a reminder that in the big picture, we are ALL students." —Dan MacDonald, Radio Personality, CKLW

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David Garlick is a retired high school principal, who spent fourteen of his thirty-three year career in this role. He wrote his first book as a Covid project. This second book was written because former students, colleagues and family members told him how much they enjoyed The Principal Chronicles and reminded him of stories that still needed to be told. His wife puts up with his new persona as an author. In fact, she’s been very supportive, because it keeps him busy and out of her hair most days. In 2024 they will have been happily married for thirty-five years. They live in Windsor, Ontario.


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