Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., taught at the secondary level for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural settings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators. Her most recent books include Counseling Skills for Teachers, Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People, and The Teacher’s Journey.
She is Lecturer Emeritus in Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton.