New Book Release: The Partnership: Surviving and Thriving
I am beyond proud and excited to announce the release of my second book The Partnership: Surviving Thriving. This is a guide for parents to not only assist their children in their school journey, but also to help parents build positive relationships with schools. I wrote this book through the lens of myself as a Principal but also as a father. My parents did an amazing job helping me to be successful in school during my K- 12 journey. I am blessed and fortunate to have received the guidance and strength they provided me along the way, and have passed much of it along to my own children.
In my 16 years as a school administrator in Port Jervis, New York, I have seen so many ups and downs; many success stories, and some tragic failures. I am proud to share with you many of the successful tips that I’ve learned along the way. This book is filled with emotional stories, simple techniques, and parenting strategies all to help lead parents in support of their children & their education.
My goal is to help others in their journey. When a student is successful in school, it leads to so many other positive avenues in their lives. When a student drops out of school, it’s more than likely the total opposite. I see failure on so many levels and I feel it as myself as a school administrator. I’d like to help empower parents to assist their children to be successful in this very important journey of their education.
What are your successes, what are your tips? What are the things you do as a parent to best support your child in their educational journey? Each and every family and student is different, and there are so many stories to share. I want to thank the many educators and parents who shared their stories in this book: Dr. John Bell, Julie Balogh, Denise Dicks, Dave Pulli, Asael Ruvalcaba, Anna Sackey, Kevin Spainhour, Dr. Deana Stevenson, and Frank Vogel. Thank you to my siblings for their parts…the laughs, cries, and amazing memories and stories they share throughout the book: Suzanne Carbonaro, Maureen Marotta, and Paul Marotta. I’d also like to thank Jay Billy, author & Principal in NJ for writing a powerful forward for the book.
I view the journey of education like a marathon. It’s important that we empower students and their parents to keep running. This pandemic has presented so many challenges, in so many ways to families. This book can be a guide to help parents rebuild those partnerships and support their children in their educational journey.
When parents and educators can work together, only good things could happen for kids. Remember, we are both on the same side trying to do the best we can to serve children to put them in positions to be successful later in life.
Thank you to EDUMatch and the wonderful people involved in helping make this vision a reality. Sarah Thomas, Mandy Froehlich, and their production team. They believed in this project from the start and I know it will be a success. My goal is to have it as a resource for every PTSA around our country and beyond. There are many parents out there that need positive support in their efforts to help their children be successful in school. I believe this is the support they are looking for.
The book can be purchased here (https://www.amazon.com/Partnership-Surviving-Thriving-Andrew-Marotta/dp/1953852149/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=andrew+marotta&qid=1619552549&sr=8-3) on amazon and/or you can learn more/purchase an autographed on this website.
If I can help you in any way or you’re interested in booking me for a parent engagement night at your school, or your school district, don’t hesitate to reach out at @andrewmarotta21 on Twitter, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) . Thank you so much. Best to you in your journey wherever it is you currently are…early in the school years, in the thick of it, or at the tail end….#SurviveThrive
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