Johnnie Myers Sr. has served in the field of early childhood education for the past forty years. He serves in the office of Early Childhood Education for the Newark Public School District in New Jersey. Mr. Myers is a teacher coach, pastor, and husband; he has three sons and eight grandchildren. His experiences in early childhood education span community-based and Head Start programs, as well as public school pre-K classrooms. He has worked as a teacher assistant, teacher, educational specialist, area program coordinator, resource teacher, and master teacher. He has also acquired many training certificates relating to early childhood education. He is the founder of Full Gospel Christian Academy in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Myers holds a bachelor of arts degree from Montclair State University and is a certified teacher. He enjoys singing and playing the bongos with his students.
Mr. Myers says, “I enjoyed playing the character of Little Johnnie with my students. It is those experiences and interactions that led me to begin writing the experiences of Little Johnnie. The names have changed, but the diagnoses are the same for both suburban and urban children. Children need their fathers, regardless of their social status in life. I wrote this book with educators and parents in mind, expecting it to appeal to all cultures and ethnicities. Our children need our help; let’s all discover who Little Johnnie or Sally really is. Come along with me on a journey into the mind and heart of Little Johnnie. I know you will discover to how much of a difference you can make in the life of a child.”