Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D. is a native of Illinois and the mother of one daughter, one son and four grandchildren. She is currently retired from the public school system but runs her own consulting company, A+ Standards of Excellence and Equity in Education.
Dr. Pickles enjoys giving back to the community, closing achievement gaps, swimming, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Now that the author drives her own company and priorities, she finally found the time to speak out through her writing. She shares her stories and how to strategies for improving students’ performance and closing achievement gaps. She talks candidly about lessons learned in education and leadership that you won’t get from a regular textbook. Readers are encouraged to persevere through challenges, barriers and setbacks. Future suggestions for education are provided.