Nancy is a school psychologist who has worked with students and families for over 30 years. She attended Valparaiso University and Loyola University, earning BA and MEd degrees in Educational Psychology. In 1990, she was named Outstanding School Psychologist in Indiana. She is married to Doug, a retired educator and coach. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Since retiring from her full time job in 2006, Nancy has written six books about Lucky, and they have visited thousands of students mainly in Northwest Indiana. During their interactive programs, students, parents, and teachers hear about Lucky and see her demonstrate her "good behaviors." A teacher in Winter Garden, Florida is now using her books and discussion letters with her middle school students when she brings her Great Dane, Harvey into school.
All of the Lucky books have universal messages for all ages emphasizing empathy, listening, trust, being thankful, and friendship. Nancy says she has written her books about important life lessons she has learned from Lucky.
If you buy any Lucky books, Nancy's only request is that you don't put them on your bookshelf. Keep passing the books between family and friends to keep the messages from Lucky going, going, going!
The Lucky books will be available on Amazon by Spring, 2014!