Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Children's Book Author

Not only is this my cousin...but she is an excellent mother of twins, a school teacher of honors and a very kind person. She resides in New Jersey with her wonderful husband and two beautiful children.

Product Description:
Isreal (Izzy) and his sister Julia (JuJu) are 3 year old twins who live with their mommy and daddy in the Southward of the great city of Newark, New Jersey. They love going on various adventures around the house, throughout the city, surrounding states and countries. On one such adventure Izzy and JuJu discovered that they have special powers. They can talk to living things! JuJu can talk with animals, while Izzy talks to insects. This leads to a very interesting life for these two.

About the Author:
Dr. Andrea Blake-Garrett holds New Jersey Certification as a Teacher of Biological Sciences, Supervisor, Principal and School Administrator (CE). She has earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching and Masters of Arts in Administration and Supervision degrees, from Montclair State University and doctorate from Seton Hall University. Dr. Blake-Garrett's research interests include the affects of Urban School Reform on student performance, promoting effective science education in Urban School Districts, developing effective science teachers. She has worked as Urban science educator / administrator for the public schools in East Orange,Newark, and Jersey City. Serving in field of science education since for over 12 years, Dr. Blake-Garrett also serves as education consultant, providing professional development and curriculum development services. She is also a motivational speaker working with students nationally.

*Featured in Jersey Journal March 2008
*Member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
*Member American Council on Education GED Test Specifications Committee
*Guest Speaker at Liberty Science Center Groundbreaking Ceremony June 2005
* Liberty Science Center Learning & Teaching Advisory Board Member Since 2004
* Featured in the Jersey Journal Newspaper March 2004
* Member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
* Liberty Science Center Communications Project Advisory Board Member
* Member of Hudson County Science Fair Advisory Board
* Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
* NSTA Member and Manuscript Reviewer for Science and Children Journal
* Featured in Newark Sunday Star Ledger October 1998

Dr. Garrett’s Educational Solutions, LLC (D.G.E.S.) was founded in 2009 for the purpose of providing effective science education to all students nation-wide by working with teachers, administrators and school districts. The nation is still in need of qualified science educators, materials and resources. One size does not fit all D.G.E.S. will work collaboratively to provide personalized services.

Available Now!!!! The Adventures of Izzy & JuJu: Twin Detective Investigators ( T.D.I.) Get your copy at amazon. com,,, and various book sellers in the UK and Hong Kong.