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<p>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 <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.corwin.com/books/Book230330"><em>Counseling Skills for Teachers</em></a>,  <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.corwin.com/books/Book231607"><em>Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People</em></a>, and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.corwin.com/books/Book237741"><em>The Teacher’s Journey</em></a>.</p> <p>She is Lecturer Emeritus in Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton.</p>