Author Spotlight

Dr. Shelley McIntosh

Dr. Shelley McIntosh, a passionate and committed educator for over 35 years, holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education from the University of Houston.  Certified as a teacher in Texas and Michigan, as a Michigan school administrator, English Language Arts instructional coach, and direct instruction trainer. She provides professional development sessions, literacy forums, and reading intervention, Author: Genesis II, the Re-Creation of Black People; Mtoto House-Vision to Victory; and A Principal’s Tale: Life in 31 Days.

Genesis II: The Re-Creation of Black People

These bible essays are based on the theology of Black Christian Nationalism and the Teachings and Philosophies developed by the late Reverend Albert B. Cleage, Jr., Father of Black Theology and author of “The Black Messiah” and “Black Christian Nationalism: New Directions for the Black Church.

Mtoto House-Vision to Victory

How can parents, educators, and clergy work together for the quality of lives for African American children? Mtoto House: Vision to Victory addresses this question by presenting the theories and practices of a faith-based institution called Mtoto House, the “Children’s Community.” The history and rituals of this institution along with the voices of children and adults are presented in a readable style. This book also provides a discussion of analyses and implications for parents, educators, and clergy. 

A Principal’s Tale: Life In 31 Days

More personal in tone than traditional educational books, A PRINCIPAL’S TALE acknowledges that leadership requires risk and commitment, and the greatest risk of all is discovered as we learn how to educate our own way, and lead with impact in today’s ever-shifting educational world. My personal stories in the office to the classroom will shine at times personal, and at times a humorous look into the everyday life of a principal. Written on a daily basis, similar to a diary or journal entry, the book details thirty one days in the life of an urban school principal, painting a true picture of the professional, emotional, and personal experiences of those who lead a school and a family of educators and learners.