Nancy Moral, M.Ed.
Excerpt from Not a Life Story: “An interesting thing began to emerge through my evolving maturity. The contrasts haunted me: such joy – such sorrow; such revelation – such manipulation; such purpose – such despair. Nowhere in society was there not a reminder of need; and, nowhere in society was there not every opportunity to fix it! As the contrasts reviled me I found a common theme for a life’s purpose. It was the very thing stolen from me at a young age, my education! Even though I dropped out of high school in 10th grade, I knew I could learn if I pay attention to life’s lessons. I learned to trust and appreciate others. I learned my love of music and how to practice it. I learned about faith, and I learned of forgiveness. I learned the value of becoming educated and the value of helping others benefit from being educated. At first, I did not know how to step into this newly found role as a champion and advocate for education, so I began my education to find out. I started out by admitting to myself that just achieving a set goal is often times not the greatest asset of the experience – goals in life will always be changing, but it’s the trip that counts. In other words my “life story” is not the life I lived, but the life I am living.”
Nancy dropped out of high school in 10th grade but went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Florida International University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and Research from Florida Atlantic University. She has held many certifications as a professional educator, instructor and trainer and is an expert in curriculum design and development, exceptional student education and homeschooling. Nancy is an author having written for education blogs, technical manuals, curricula and for several newspaper columns. She is the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization, Family Tree Ministries and works as a community manager and service coordinator for a retirement village in the state of Florida.
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